Ubisoft Surprised by People Quickly Upgrading to Next-Gen, Will Move to New Hardware Next Year

August 19, 2014Written by Zarmena Khan

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Don’t expect to see another Assassin’s Creed game on your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 like you will this year. Speaking to Game Informer, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that he was surprised by how quickly people were switching over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and that Ubisoft plans to move to the new platforms starting next year. 

What we see is that this year is still fine for the PS3 and 360, but next year because they are selling very quickly, we’ll move to the new hardware. After 2015, it will be hard for us to create games for those systems.

In the same interview, Guillemot claimed that “Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed” games. As a matter of fact, the developer doesn’t see decent sales coming from Nintendo’s platforms, but it still doesn’t plan to abandon them. 

What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance, very interested by other kinds of games. So what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.

Ubisoft will be releasing Assassin’s Creed: Unity for the next-gen platforms and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. 

[Source: Game Informer]