Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Ubisoft has stated that even though the next-generation consoles will bring something extraordinary to the market, Ubisoft will make less games for the next-generation consoles than it has for current generation.
With next gen consoles, it’s going toward bigger games, and yes, we will make less of them.
Generally, next generation consoles pick up what’s interesting in the world around them – they look at what the PC experiences are, what the mobile experiences are, they look at the social elements … and then manufacturers come up with a unit that you can put in front put the TV but that takes advantage of all the innovations that have happened since the last generation, and at a price that is accessible.
So for sure, the machines will be more powerful, but we can expect this generation – because they took quite a long time! – to actually come with something really new, really interesting that will boost the market enormously.
Both Microsoft and Sony have kept quite about any next-generation console, however many rumors and leaks on the web suggest otherwise.
Nintendo on the other hand will officially launch it’s next console, the Wii U on November 30.[via TheGuardian]