Both Ubisoft titles will have an additional hour of gameplay for anyone playing either title on the PS4, with DLC content exclusive to the platform for six months.
The DLC exclusivity was announced in a new PS4 video entitled “the best place to play”, which lists a selection of the various PS4 exclusives and launch titles ahead of the console’s release date next month.
“Assassin’s Creed 4 includes 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay only on PS4”, explains the trailer, with a footnote explaining the exclusivity only lasts six months.
Like with Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, PS4 gamers will also get 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay for Watch_Dogs for a six month period, as explained in the video.
It’s not clear whether the Xbox One, PC or other current-gen platforms will be getting the DLC content after the six month period, but there’s every chance it will.
However, Ubisoft hasn’t always ported PlayStation exclusive content to other platforms in the past, so it certainly isn’t definite the Assassin’s Creed 4 and Watch_Dogs DLC will make the transition.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will be released for October 29 for Xbox 360 and PS3. The next-gen version will launch for Xbox One, Wii U, PS4 and PC on November 22, the same day as the Xbox One and a week before the PS4.
Watch_Dogs on the other hand has been delayed until sometime in 2014 on all formats.
“Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming,” announced Ubisoft in a statement. “It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Spring 2014.”
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