Submitted by doctorstrange 285d ago | news

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot Thinks PS4/Xbox One Gen Should Last 5 Years

It’s been a long wait for new consoles since the Xbox 360 kicked off this gen in 2005, but the PS4 and Xbox One are finally out this holiday. - PSLS (PS4, Xbox One, Yves Guillemot)

dbjj12088  +   285d ago
Right. Because that'll happen, even though this gen should have taught Microsoft and Sony not to rely so heavily on the 10-year plan.
Sitdown  +   285d ago
Why so? Given that the systems continue to sell, and at a greater profit margin.
CGI-Quality  +   285d ago
Sony has always had a 10+ year plan for their consoles. So far, it has yet to fail them. Besides, 10 years doesn't mean no successor for the entirety of that time period (again, something that has yet to fail Sony).

OT: I prefer a new gen every 5-6 years, myself. This way, I don't feel burnt out of the previous gen while still being stoked for what's new. The 360 and PS3 have gone too long without successors.
ABizzel1  +   285d ago
Technologically speaking the consoles should last 6 years, before UHD GPU's become the norm and 2k and 4k gaming become standard.

That being said I don't see them in any rush once again (besides Nintendo who knows they'll need to capitalize on any potential head start they may get).

I see Wii U being the only console to last around 5 years. We'll probably get a E3 reveal summer 2018 with a launch later that holiday.

As for PS5 and Xbox? the tech they want will be ready by 2018, but it'll cost too much, so we may get a reveal in late 2019, with a release in 2020 (another 7 year cycle). So 6 full years of gaming before a reveal, and 7 full years before the next-gen.
adorie  +   285d ago
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ABizzel1  +   285d ago

You are a wise man ;D
ABizzel1  +   285d ago


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princejb134  +   285d ago
Why would you want a console released every 5 years?
10 year plan is fine
Not everyone has money to buy a console every 5 years

That's why I'm a console gamer and not a pc gamer
stone_cold  +   285d ago
He mean Xbox one should last 5 years

but PS4 ...... put another 4
TrendyGamers  +   285d ago
I'd say we might see a 5.5 year wait, with either Sony or Microsoft choosing to release ahead of the holidays.
doctorstrange  +   285d ago
iGAM3R-VIII  +   285d ago
nahh 5.65 seems like the better estimate
CoLD FiRE  +   285d ago
I'm thinking 6.9 would be great.
Dogteeth  +   285d ago
I'm thinking 5.9
Stryfeno2  +   285d ago
What about 5.-1, is that not realistic?
Godmars290  +   285d ago
Given how they were designed you'd expect another 10 year cycle if not longer. Especially given the way MS tried to just dump DRM instead of phasing it in.

Then again given their and Nintendo's mistakes this might be only a 4-5 cycle.

And lets just forget that this is someone from Ubisoft saying this.
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M-M  +   285d ago
They will last much longer than 5 years.
InTheZoneAC  +   285d ago
ps3 came out in 2006, that's 7 years when ps4 is released. I could see 1 more solid year from ps3, which would put it at 8 and that's closer to 10 than the 5 this article suggests next gen will last.
azshorty2003  +   285d ago
Given the recent pile of AAA games, I could see ps3 lasting another year.
PositiveEmotions  +   285d ago
I think it should last until sony and ms are ready to start making their next console
Megaton  +   285d ago
Well, thanks to The Infinite Power of the Cloud™, Microsoft will never have to release another console after the XB1. They can just cloud themselves into next gen.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   285d ago
I doubtt there will be any new consoles in five years.consumers won't have any part of that.
After this gen its on to pc gaming for me.
InTheZoneAC  +   285d ago
lol wut?
fsfsxii  +   285d ago
Doubt the Xbox brand will hold that long, we're better off without MS in the game industry
Ares84HU  +   285d ago
I'd love to see a new SEGA system to replace the Xbox.
fsfsxii  +   285d ago
With their current state, i doubt it
MadMen  +   285d ago
I liked it better when we had 5yr cycles. The recession had a lot to do with why it got extended so long this time around.

I expect the new standard to be 6-7 yrs do to the cloud and software OS updates rather than needing a new system.
Unicron  +   285d ago
6 or 7 is the sweetspot. We're not limited by tech any longer, we're limited by the current gamer/developer/publisher/budg et system, and that needs to change before we get more hardware.
C-Thunder  +   285d ago
I'd say 6-7 years would be about right. Long enough to get a bunch of systems out the door, not so long we get burnt out.

I do hope that the improved speed at which titles can be produced on these new systems will lead to more variety, that might allow for a longer time between consoles.
helghast102  +   285d ago
Development costs keep rising, expect to see an 8 year eighth generation.
srood  +   285d ago
10 years with #deal with it
Cmk0121  +   285d ago
400 every 5 years is like marinating high end PC, that's not what console gamers seek to do. Not happening sorry Ubisoft! Especially with the leap in quality getting smaller and smaller as gaming nears realism the amount of things they can do lessen.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   285d ago
shut up yves.
PigPen  +   285d ago
grimmweisse  +   285d ago
If you don't like the wait then don't develop for consoles after 5 years Yves! Oh, console software primarily makes most of your money. Guess you just have to suck it up and develop as normal.

Mr. Guillemont needs to think before saying something like this, consoles have always been the alternative to PCs, many people don't want fiddle around with drivers, and change gfx cards every few years. Even if consoles hardware and architecture are similar to PC, doesn't mean it needs an upgrade as much as a PC.

Consoles are cost effective gaming.
knifefight  +   285d ago
The big, giant leaps in tech don't happen as rapidly as they used to, so it'll probably last a bit longer than that.

Then again, eh, I might be talking out of my butt, so...the hell do I know?
Valentinus  +   285d ago
No talk about the future, I just want the PS4 to be on my computer desk right now!
I believe PS5 will come when it's ready. We already know PS4 is a beast. In Cerny, I trust.
CoLD FiRE  +   284d ago
Yes it's a beast.... by console standards.
Gamers_United  +   285d ago
I see Ps4 definitely fading away in 5 years or less as for Xbox One it has some sweet years ahead of it

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