Although most Assassin’s Creed fans remember 2014 due to the messy, bug-ridden launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity, there was another Assassin’s Creed release that year that many overlooked.
This is because Assassin’s Creed Rogue hit shelves that year too, and instead of going for cutting-edge graphics and useless features like chests you needed a mobile phone companion app to open, the devs at Ubisoft Sofia just focused on delivering a good Assassin’s Creed game instead.
It was a pity then, that Rogue only hit the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2014, the last entry in the franchise to come out for the old-gen consoles. This means many people never got a chance to play what is arguably one of the best games in the series to date, and the only game in the franchise so far which lets you play as a Templar and stick it to the Assassins for a change.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue takes place years before the American Revolution seen in the earlier Assassin’s Creed III, and like its predecessor also lets you perform Assassin duties in colonial New York. Rogue also lets you sail a ship and take part in naval battles like in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, meaning there’s some good varied gameplay in this entry in the Assassin’s Creed series.
Regarding the remaster, Ubisoft has announced it will ship on March 20 on Xbox One and PS4 (there won’t be a remastered PC version as was the case with the earlier Ezio Chronicles remaster). And taking into account that Rogue was a rather bland-looking game in 2014, it’s great to know that this new version of the game will not only feature higher-quality textures and shadows, better-looking environments and additional visual effects, but will also run at full 4K resolution on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles as well.
This new edition of the game also includes all of the downloadable content which was originally released for the game, plus one bonus those who loved last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins will appreciate, as Bayek’s legacy outfit will be available for you to wear in the game too.
This will be good news for those who missed Assassin’s Creed Rogue the first time around and were looking to give the game a go, then, as you’ll now be able to buy and enjoy this remaster when it hits shelves later this year.
Note: Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered will be released on March 20, 2018. Available on PS4 and Xbox One.