Officially, there is currently only one part of the Assassin’s Creed main series that fans on PS5 will have to do without, and that is the very first Assassin’s Creed. However, there is another game that is only playable with restrictions on Sony’s latest console: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
While the game can theoretically launch on PS5, it suffers from serious graphical bugs related to backwards compatibility that don’t appear on PS4. This is particularly annoying for anyone with a PS Plus Extra or Premium subscription, as Syndicate is included but only playable smoothly on Last Gen. Almost eight years after the original release, Ubisoft has now announced a patch for the game that should finally solve exactly this problem.
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Update 1.53 is intended to fix graphics problems with AC Syndicate
As Assassin’s Creed official account on Twitter announced that the game will be getting a new update for PlayStation 4 tomorrow, February 23rd. This may sound surprising given that the game is finally struggling with graphical glitches on PS5, but there is no dedicated PS5 version from AC Syndicate. So the game runs on PS5 via backwards compatibility in the PS4 version.
Update 1.53 is said to bring “a fix for flickering problems when playing on PlayStation 5”. This should mean the light errors that many players experience when they start AC Syndicate on the PS5. Whether the update actually solves this problem and Syndicate can then be played on PS5 without restrictions remains to be seen.
- When will update 1.53 go live? The AC Syndicate patch is scheduled for release on February 23rd at 12 noon German time.
Here’s what we know about the future of Assassin’s Creed
With that, the Syndicate update arrives shortly after the latest installment Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has officially received its very last update. Of course, this is not the end of the successful series. Ubisoft currently even has a whole series of AC projects in the pipeline. An overview of all announced and rumored Assassin’s Creed games can be found here.
Do you give Assassin’s Creed Syndicate another chance on PS5?