Will We Be Playing the PS5 and Xbox Two in Two Years?
In a recent investor call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that he believes that the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft are “a minimum of two years” away.
“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,” Guillemot stated. “But that’s our perception, we don’t have any confidential information on that front.”
Guillemot also commented on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X and commends both companies for releasing iterative consoles in the middle of their lifespan.
“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.”
In our opinion, we think two years is a little early for next-gen consoles. With the added power boost in the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, it may still be a while until we hear any rumblings about true next-gen consoles. The PS3 and Xbox 360 generation was very long, spanning approximately eight years before the PS4 and Xbox One launched in 2013.
Ubisoft was quick to mention the success of Assassin’s Creed Origins in its call, having sold double the number of copies Syndicate made. You can read more about Ubisoft’s financials here.
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