Xbox One X was Microsoft’s answer to Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. However, the same companies believe that the consoles are not a new generation. Rather, they are considered a hardware revision and update. However, players are still waiting for the new, next-generation consoles – PlayStation 5 and a new Xbox.
Well, according to Yves Guillemot, you and your wallet can breathe easy. The Ubisoft CEO touched on the next console generation in a recent investor’s call, and it sounds like it won’t be arriving any time soon.
“As Sony launched PlayStation 4 Pro last year and Microsoft Xbox One X this year, we think we still have a minimum of two years in front of us before something new is coming. But that’s our perception, we don’t have any confidential information on that front,” commented the manager.
Guillemot went on to say he likes that Sony and Microsoft are updating their platforms with iterative new consoles in the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X,
He believes the new devices will aid the industry. “We really like the fact that Sony and Microsoft are really putting more power in their machines, using the evolution of technology to give power to our developers to create better games for our players,” he said. “That is going in the right direction rather than trying to do accessories or other things. That is going to help the industry a lot because the games will be really beautiful on those machines.”
Elsewhere in the call, Ubisoft also revealed that Assassin’s Creed: Origin has sold twice as copies as its predecessor, Syndicate, so far. The company also said that single-player games too have a future, despite many of the publisher’s game – For Honour, Rainbow Six Siege, and The Division , to name a few–being long-lasting multiplayer games that are continually updated. What do you think? Is Guillemot’s timeline correct? If so, is two years too early for the PlayStation 5 or next Xbox? Or would you actually prefer they arrive sooner?