2020 is the year we will see the new generation reach our homes. Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X They have the firm intention of landing at the end of the year in order to bring tons of new experiences, with sensations hitherto unthinkable. Even so, it seems that it will take them time to unleash their full potential through games, and there will be many intergenerational launches that will shape a time of transition until the new consoles are fully seated.
A statement that has launched the Frogwares Marketing Manager Sergey Oganesyan in some statements offered to GameRant. The team member after the launch of The Sinking City, who recently talked about the issues of reaching 60 fps in the next-gen, is sure that "Cross-gen games are going to be very present for a while". A logical affirmation, since it is impossible for the generational jump to be made suddenly and the current consoles run out of launches as soon as the new ones arrive.
Titles like Outriders and probably, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, have already been labeled intergenerational for their launch on both types of platforms. Something that, according to Oganesyan, has a most consistent explanation. Does not consider that "Developers may momentarily abandon the support of a huge fan base that has grown over the current generation"
The only ones who could risk making that move would be the first-party divisions of both companies, although it is not to be expected that they do it from the first moment. Without going any further, from Microsoft they already anticipated that they would spend a good time making intergenerational launches until the jump to the new generation has become something completely extended.