PS4 & Xbox One Will Not Be Last Gen of Consoles, Says Ubisoft Boss

Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot does not believe that the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will be of the last generation of consoles. Speaking in an interview with CVG, Guillemot expressed his understanding that manufacturers like Sony and Microsoft wish to find a way to control their platforms.

“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,” said Guillemot in an interview which took place at E3 last month.

Guillemot said that he expects to see a ‘big increase in the market’ for consoles as game developers produce high quality titles.

“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,” he said.

“I think that the cloud is going to change a few things,” he added. “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. But I think five years is the right timing for it.

“If we can take advantage of the quality those machines bring, and if we can spend money, then I think we can make the business grow very fast.”

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3 Comments on PS4 & Xbox One Will Not Be Last Gen of Consoles, Says Ubisoft Boss


On July 11, 2013 at 9:25 am


I think people are going to be in for a rude awakening if they think this upcoming generation is going to be shorter than the previous one though.


On July 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Great prediction! Tell us after the next rain storm that “it wont be the last rainstorm”. Seriously, as long as people are going to buy consoles, they will continue to make them


On July 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I don’t really see cloud as the future of gaming. Sure there will be some examples to it but the drawbacks are still too great.

Using the cloud to render games introduces lag into visual elements in the game. Not only will consoles have to deal with low frame rates and poor render distance but you might even have to wait to see half of what is going on. Game devs don’t want this, they want a consistent and positive experience with their game. Relying heavily on a user’s internet connection won’t solve anything

On the other hand, maybe dev’s should just try to perfect current elements of games first. For example, the god awful A.I that each game has. When you suddenly become invisible when you jump on a rock, it kinda cheapens the experience (ahem, skyrim). Even still I don’t see this happening as the CPU for the next-gen consoles is very weak. We can only pray that a visionary appears to guide the industry into a second golden age.