Ubisoft Believes Console Refreshes Help Make This Generation Longer

The publisher behind Assassin's Creed and Ghost Recon expects the generation to last another few years because of new hardware.

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-Foxtrot402d ago

Refreshers? More like unneeded hardware not everyone is going to invest in...I think most of us would just prefer to stick it out for a few more years and save for next gen.

Hopefully this will be the first and last time they do this.

Eonjay402d ago

Yeah, I just would feel dumb if I got fooled into thinking I needed to spend another 400-500 to play the same games. I really hate the reference to cell phones too. These are not cell phones. And with a PS5 coming in 2 years, It just seems like I will get more bang for my buck in waiting.

Obscure_Observer402d ago


Is that so? A "next generation" PS5 in two years will be like what? 2x or 2.5x more powerful than the Pro? Do not expect a significant power boost for the PS5 over the PS4 Pro, if you don´t want to spend more than 400 bucks!

WilliamSheridan402d ago

I don't understand why you guys keep dating 2 years for PS5. It's not happening. The fans just made up this number and nowhere had anyone been quoted as saying 2019

Obscure_Observer402d ago


lmao! You can´t have a clean break from current generation of consoles, if you want back/foward compatibility! Choose your Destiny!

Pandamobile402d ago

There's no real reason to deviate from this model going forward as it's a win for pretty much everyone involved. Pretty much every iteration of the PlayStation and Xbox consoles is going to be the same x86 architecture. They can keep improving the APIs, adding transistors, cores and power efficiency for decades without changing the core of the systems.

LP-Eleven402d ago

I agree. I'd prefer a new machine very 5-6 years. Yes, I bought both the Pro and X, but that's because I wanted to have the best versions of current gen systems. Next gen, I'd prefer it remain with we get at launch.

Summons75402d ago

For once I actually agree with you.

zaherdab402d ago

I wouldnt mind an iteration of consoles every 3 years while keeping my game library running ... i spend more on games than on the console and its nice to know my games library will still be playable

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chrisx402d ago

The Ps3 gen had no console refresh,look how long it lasted. BS

Pandamobile402d ago

The PS3 architecture is dead though and very little supports it now. The base Xbox One and PS4 will continue to be the baseline target platform for way longer than 360 and PS3 were supported.

LP-Eleven402d ago

Well, yeah, the PS3 is also 11-years-old. If you really think the base PS4 and X1 will be supported longer than that, you're in for a rude awakening. The Pro and X will get the shifted support after the next gen machines launch.

WilliamSheridan402d ago

Correct, and we are probably at least 5 years from "Next Gen" machines. Both companies just released systems. You are talking at least 5 years from release before each one reaches maximum profitability.

OMGitzThatGuy402d ago

A certain player base is wishing a new gen starts as soon as possible.

WilliamSheridan402d ago

Won't happen. These companies need time to profit on their new beasts

nowitzki2004402d ago

What base is that? The switch just came out.. so not them.. PS4 is getting tons of games and more coming.. so not them.. Xbox One got a huge upgrade.. so not them.. Im confused.

sammarshall102402d ago

Sounds like next gen won't be here until 2020-2021

ZehnDrachen402d ago

So about 7 years.. same as last gen

slavish0402d ago

Looks like this is a hint... we are in for a wait. .....2022!

PhoenixUp402d ago

This generation will be in its prime until 2020

BadBoyC402d ago (Edited 402d ago )

It's already in it's prime at least for PS4. I think the PS4 hit its prime last year


Uncharted 4
Rachet and Clank
Street Fighter 5
The Last Guardian
MLB The Show 16

This year

Gravity Rush 2
Yakuza 0
Horizon Zero Dawn
Persona 5
Nier Automata
Uncharted The Lost Legacy
GT Sport
MLB The Show 17

C'mon man look at next year and 2019

Yakuza 6
Left Alive
Ni No Kuni 2
God of War
Detroit Become Human
Dissidia Final Fantasy
Mlb The Show 18
Days Gone
Shadow of The Colosus
The Last of us Part 2
Ghost of Tsushima
Death Stranding
Shenmue 3

With more to be announced for 2018 and beyond...

I'd say we are very much in this gens prime unless I misunderstood you.

PhoenixUp402d ago

I know that, it’s why I said “be in its prime until” as in after 2020 it may be superseded by the 9th gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles

BadBoyC402d ago

My bad man. I misread your post. Totally agree with you on that.

PhoenixUp401d ago

Yeah it’s weird I got so many disagrees like people think PS4’s prime will end that much quicker

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