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Ubisoft planning to wind down Xbox 360 and PS3 support in 2015

"After 2015, it will be hard for us to create games for those systems"

Ubisoft plans to wind down Xbox 360 and PS3 support over the next year or so following faster than expected sales of the consoles' successors.

"What we see is that this year is still fine for the PS3 and 360, but next year because they are selling very quickly, we'll move to the new hardware," CEO Yves Guillemot told Game Informer.

"After 2015, it will be hard for us to create games for those systems," he added.

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While 2013's Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and this May's Watch Dogs were both cross-gen console games, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed strategy for 2014 shows the direction in which the publisher is headed.

October's Assassin's Creed Unity will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, while the recently announced Assassin's Creed Rogue will launch in November on Xbox 360 and PS3.

It's unclear whether Rogue will be the last entry in the series to launch on the ageing consoles, or if Ubisoft plans one more release in 2015.

Guillemot also discussed Ubisoft's Wii U strategy, telling Game Informer that Watch Dogs is the sole "mature game" the company plans to release on the console.

"It's very simple," he explained. "What we see is that Nintendo customers don't buy Assassin's Creed."

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