Making all kinds of news this week, Ubisoft has gone on the record as saying that they’re almost done with the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Yes, Ubi honcho Yves Guillemot has once again been talking about the company’s plans for the future. After just saying that Ubisoft will not be publishing any more ‘M’ rated title for the Nintendo Wii U the other day, he’s now saying that they will be moving away from the last generation of consoles (meaning the still very popular Xbox 360 and PS3) for the greener pastures of the PS4 and Xbox One.
Guillemot says that, while 2014 is still a solid year for the old consoles, Ubisoft is predicting a fast adoption rate for the new kids on the block (the consoles, not the band), based on the current excellent sales numbers for both the new Xbox and PlayStation. It’s interesting to note that, as industry site MCV pointed out, the two consoles have sold (combined) over 15 million consoles thus far, and the first year of their availability isn’t even done yet. That’s impressive.
They go on to say though, that that’s only 10% of the install base of the Xbox 360 and PS3. Food for thought, but Ubisoft is apparently pushing away from the table.
I like this move. While I adore the last-gen consoles, it is time to move forward and start making games exclusively for the PS4 and Xbone.
I really chuckled when you said, the consoles, not the band!! great 😀 Im glad they will switch up too as Im so sick of seeing games I love the look of an then hearing they are on last gen an i cant play them! lol
I still have my old consoles, but I think the trend of cross-gen publication is holding developers back way too much. Of course, there’s still a lot of money to be made via the old 360 and PS3, so this is kind of a bold move by Ubi.
Could not agree more Rick, and with the massive sales numbers from both newbies, there’s a mass of gamers that are right there with us!