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Submitted by shutUpAndTakeMyMoney 613d ago | interview

Ubisoft’s CEO: "Xbox 720 and PS4 will be a time for innovation"

Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, has been vocal about his desire to see next generation consoles like the “Xbox 720″ and “PS4 sooner rather than later. Big game publishers like Ubisoft have had to make changes to the way they conduct business, as this console life-cycle extended beyond the traditional five year span. (Industry, Next-Gen, Tag Invalid, Yves Guillemot)

snowman2149  +   613d ago
Yes.
Conzul  +   613d ago
One would hope so.
Monstar  +   613d ago
Innovation....hell no.

Aggressive horse power...Hopefully YES!

Hate to see MS and SONY go the way of nintendo. Rumor is MS have 2 sku's in the works with one more focused around casuals (kinect, lower specs) and the other for the hardcore gamers.

We shall wait and see.
TacticAce  +   613d ago
I'm with you I'd rather more beefy hardware capable of complex games rather then their so called "innovation" like play station move or any other irrelevant feature that cost a lot but adds little to the gaming experience.
Heavenly King  +   613d ago
Hopefully both.
Grimhammer00  +   613d ago
Having two skus that have radically different capabilities....talking horsepower, would be a serious misfire.

It's one thing to have a console with an add-on; it's something else to have consoles with different types of ram or amounts if ram. Differing chip sets etc.

If MS new console is indeed $299 with 8gbs of ram (fast ram would be needed).....that's all that they'll need to force ninny into a wiiu+

Ps4 I expect to be equal to MS. They won't shoot for more. Sony cant afford a loss on new console. And they can't charge for online mp....many would jump ship if they did.
DarkZane  +   613d ago
Sony could easily go for even 16GB, ram is far from the most expensive thing. In fact, I see 16GB ram for 90$ in some places, it's very cheap.
Holeran  +   613d ago
You really think a gaming console would ever be able to utilize 16 gb of ram?
one2thr  +   613d ago
And imagine the huge discount(s) Sony would get/receive if they order the RAM in bulk. That'll probably bring each setup to about, $50-$75 per system/unit, depending on size and speed of RAM.
stragomccloud  +   613d ago
Honestly.... Even 8gb is ludicrous for a console.

Honestly, do you think a PC can push anything close to what the 360 does with it's shared 512mb of ram if it had the same amount of ram? Heck no!

4gb is plenty!
rainslacker  +   613d ago
I dunno about 4GB being plenty, but there is a point of diminishing returns, and no console is going to go overboard. Sure RAM may be cheap (and cheaper for the manufactures), but when you calculate cost across tens of millions of units those few dollars here and there add up real quick.
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DarkZane  +   613d ago
Classic controllers will always be the standard. It's like a mouse and keyboard for PC, touchscreen will never replace it ever.

Nintendo are wrong with their stupid motion controls. If I wanted to move around while gaming, I'd go outside and move around.
thaimasker  +   613d ago
wrong yet they sold 30 mil more units than the classic controllers systems and the wii u is off to a great start. You aren't the whole market ya know.
smashcrashbash  +   613d ago
Bullcrap. Give a developer all the power and tools in the world and 3/4 of them will just do the exact same thing. The Wii U is a next gen console. Where is the innovation from Ubisoft? They are so hellbent on next gen being more innovative and yet their first few offerings for the Wii U are no where near innovative or simply ports. The PS3 is on it's last few years before next gen and we are still getting Last of Us,Puppeteer, Rain,Guacamelee and Last Guardian.

It has nothing to do with the console. Give a lazy developer all the power in the world and they will make another linear shooter, with on rails vehicles, horrible story, short campaign and drawn out MP with the only quality everyone harps on about is how realistic the sand, water or forest looks. A shiner but very even less innovative game.New consoles won't give new attitudes to most developers.Their ideas of innovation is some pointless gimmick, making sand or water look more realistic or some crappy MP mode. That is far as innovation goes these days.If you give most of them the chance to be innovative they probably won't take it.That being said there are some exceptions who I know will make better games with more power and better tools but that is only a small group.
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rainslacker  +   613d ago
Your right. There is one caveat though. More power means less time having to optimize code, which could lend more time to add more features and improved/new mechanics.

To publishers though this isn't likely the case, and will more than likely it will be spend less on development and push out the same ol' thing and hype it as innovative.
kalkano  +   613d ago
One things for sure, I'll be much more cautious, going into this generation. If you want me to buy your system, it'll need at least 3 good games first. And I will not buy any FPS, or over-the-top arcadey action game.

Good luck.
Bolts  +   613d ago
The nextgen need a free game like Planetside 2. It's no longer about BF3. Either you can do PS 2 or GTFO.
MYSTERIO360  +   608d ago
PS4 will possibly be the most powerful system next gen because of its 8 core processors all they need is better RAM and GPU.

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