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Ubisoft CEO Believes that Next-Gen Consoles Should Only Last for 5 Years


It’s been eight years since the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and seven years since Sony’s Playstation 3 hit the market. To this point, there has been endless wait for the next generation of consoles, which is over at last as both consoles will make their debuts in holidays, this year.

However, Ubisoft’s CEO – Yves Guillmot – has a different perception regarding next generation of consoles. In an interview with CVG, he told that he hopes that the next-gen will not last as long as the current-gen.

“For sure I wanted a transition faster than what they did because when you wait eight years you have a few years that decline, because people have enough machines and games, so they are less interested in this industry.”

He also gave his thoughts on cloud technology, telling that it will change things forever and that this generation will certainly not be the last one.

To put it into his words, “I think that the cloud is going to change a few things. I still think it is not the last generation, because the manufacturers want a way to control their platform, and the machine is the best way to have a specific access to that.”

Guillmot believes that cloud, and an increase in bandwidth will surely increase the quality of games over the next couple of years but this generation of consoles should not last more than five years at most.

“Now with cloud and the increase of bandwidth we should have the possibility to increase the quality of games a lot over the next few years. However, I think five years is the right timing for it.”

He also told that, everyone out there has waited for so long for this day to come. And if developers provide the audience with good games, they will certainly come out to buy them, thus increasing their market.

“What I’m happy with is, because we’ve been waiting for a long time, if we really come with high-quality games, then the public will come very quickly to buy them. So we will see a big increase in the market.”

What is your take on this? Do you think five years is enough for consoles, or they ought to follow Xbox 360/Playstation 3 in this regard? Do let us know in the Comment Section below!