Assassin’s Creed Rogue is one of the rare games that has managed to get lost in the transition to the next generation consoles. It was released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 after the launch of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and it was meant as a replacement to Assassin’s Creed Unity, which was only confirmed for the current generation consoles.
Ubisoft later released a PC version of Assassin’s Creed Rogue but it never made its way to the PS4 or Xbox One. The only way to play the game right now is to either get a PS3 or buy the PC version. Thankfully the game is backwards compatible on the Xbox One so you don’t have to get Xbox 360 just to play it.
The release of Xbox One X also results in a brand new hardware for the platform which means previously backwards compatible games can now get a performance boost on Xbox One X, that was not possible before on the Xbox One S.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue runs at an unlocked frame rate so it was a good test to see how backwards compatibility fares on the Xbox One X, and it has surprisingly managed to hit closer to the 60 fps target here, as seen in the frame rate comparison by VG Tech.
This is without any update for the game. Ubisoft has confirmed to us that they currently have no plans to update Assassin’s Creed Rogue for the Xbox One X. Still, it is nice to see that the game doesn’t shy away from taking advantage of the improved hardware here.