If I am not wrong then we soon gonna have an face to face interaction with next generation gaming consoles from leading console makers because this year the release of the Wii U it was confirmed that gaming business on consoles has not yet been finished but still then it doesn’t fascinate many gamers until unless the next generation won’t truly arrive from Xbox and PlayStation. This dream is also soon gonna get fulfilled because we are hearing a lot about rumors from Microsoft and Sony but these two are still yet to reveal the new plans and details about it. Today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Gamasutra that his company is ready for the next generation to kick off, saying that a new lineup of consoles would do a lot to spark innovation within the industry.
“We have been penalized by the lack of new consoles on the market,” Guillemot said. “I understand the manufacturers don’t want them too often because it’s expensive, but it’s important for the entire industry to have new consoles because it helps creativity.”
Guillemot said that when new consoles arrive on the scene, developers and publishers are more willing to take risks and experiment with new franchises. These days, however, companies are less willing to introduce new IPs and instead stick with franchises that are proven money makers, like Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty.
Guillemot also pointed that gamers are sticking to what they know too that is buying the newest titles in those popular franchises because they know those are the games all of their friends will be buying. What results is a circle where neither consumers nor developers are willing to take any risks, and that’s a problem which could potentially be solved by introducing new consoles and getting consumers excited about spending money on what’s new rather than what’s popular.
The Ubisoft executive brings up a pretty good point. One only needs to look at the releases for the latter half of 2011 to see that developers and publishers are clinging to tried-and-true franchises and aren’t letting go: Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, and Modern Warfare 3 (to name a few) were all released within months of each other as 2011 was winding down. Looking at it that way, a new console generation might just be what the doctor ordered after all.