Ubisoft CEO Wants Console Life Cycles to be Shorter
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot feels the current console life cycle has gone on long enough, and has hopes that the same isn’t going to be repeated with the PS4 and whatever Microsoft has coming.
Speaking with MCV, Guillemot said the firm doesn’t “want to wait seven years“ for the next big console.
“The consoles have taken a long time, we’ve been saying it for a long time. Once those consoles come, we can let creative people more risk, and they feel they can take more risk because new consoles can be more open. “They have so many features that they can play with. It’s easier to be a creative person with new consoles, because after four years of people using all the capacity, it’s harder to be innovative. With PS4, we will see new ideas and new ways to approach gamers. And that will excite consumers and excite creators.”
Guillemot expects Ubisoft developers to create titles at a much quicker rate with PS4 because the device is similar, hardware-wise, to PCs.
“I think we will see good things from the start, sure, in two years engineers will figure out how to do a lot more. But these machines are easier to build on than before, so we should be able to reach their potential quicker.”