Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Rogue returns in a new remaster that is looking pretty good for a three-year-old game.
Titled simply Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered, the revamped Rogue takes you down memory lane as Assassin hunter Shay Patrick Cormac in beautiful 4K graphics on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.
But of course, just upping the resolution to 4K isn’t going to cut it for a remaster. Ubisoft has announced that there will be a plethora of visual improvements to go along with it, including higher resolution textures so things look all pretty up close, more pristine shadows so things look better in the shade, and better environment rendering so things look gorgeous while you’re walkin’ outdoors. And since this game takes place in pre-revolution America, there’s a lot of forest to walk around in still.
Let’s not forget you also get a boat in Rogue, so Ubisoft upgraded the visual effects too. Now, when those cannons fire you should see far more sparks and smoke to go along with the pretty explosion.
Take a look at the trailer video. Plenty of lens flare and delicate snowflakes for even the most delicate of, uh, snowflakes.
Naturally, the remaster will come with all the DLC and expansions nicely all bundled together, including all the weapons, outfits, and items found in the Master Templar and Explorer packs, but Ubisoft recognizes that rehashing a four-year-old game isn’t enough to get players back to their controllers. That’s why they’re also offering up totally new content.
Rogue Remastered will come with two brand new missions: “The Armor of Sir Gunn” and “The Siege of Fort de Sable”. There's no word from Ubisoft on where you can find them, but there’s sure to be more about that in the coming days. On top of that, there’s a new outfit from Assassin’s Creed Origins: Bayek’s Legacy. No idea why anyone would want to wear Egyptian robes in the cold wilds of colonial America, but there you go.
You won’t have to wait long either. The game comes out March 20, a full three years since the original PC release. Although Ubisoft hasn’t mentioned if they’ll revamp the original PC version with the same fancy visuals as the remaster.