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Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby stealth » 26 Nov 2012, 22:20

Id care about his comments if he practiced what he preached
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Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby sonic_uk » 26 Nov 2012, 22:20

Absolute crap from the developers that brought you five (albeit awesome) Assassins Creed games on the main platforms - and raked in the cash from them. This generations unusually long lifecycle has meant devs could really get to grips with the hardware and make some astonishing games, both in the looks and gameplay department. Its also helped to reduce development costs for the same reason. All we will get with the next gen is better graphics, that's it. If anyone thinks the next gen capabilities will suddenly bring about a whole different style of gaming (other than shovelware that is) they're going to be mistaken.
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Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby IAmTheWalrus » 26 Nov 2012, 22:21

Install base of the 360 and PS3, 130 million plus ..... how is it more of a risk to release new IP's when they such a huge audience to appeal to as opposed to when a new cycle starts?

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Either way, give me new shiny stuff, MS and Sony.

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Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby Gooner Rhyle » 26 Nov 2012, 22:24

So let me get this straight - it's Microsoft / Sony's fault that Ubisoft (and other software companies) don't innovate because their consoles have been about too long and they don't want to take a "risk"? With that sort of logic, can I justify sitting at my desk at work twiddling my thumbs...I mean, I have worked there for a few years...and I don't like putting my job at risk by actually doing something and getting it wrong...
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Postby fatherofthenoo » 26 Nov 2012, 22:26

I agree with that. Change is incredibly slow in this industry. It needs to develop more frequently so it keeps new ideas flowing. Good quality games are common these days, but exciting and new... not so much.
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Postby fatherofthenoo » 26 Nov 2012, 22:34

It's not just about the developers though. New consoles inspire new ideas and new approaches to how we play. Although I do wish Nintendo had demonstrated that with NSMBU :lol:
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Postby Dandelion » 26 Nov 2012, 22:35

I think his right but...

first: this is the complete opposite of what they've been doing
second: why would console gamers keep buying consoles if they had to buy a new one with the same regularity one would update a pc?
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Re: Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby stealth » 26 Nov 2012, 22:38

fatherofthenoo wrote:It's not just about the developers though. New consoles inspire new ideas and new approaches to how we play. Although I do wish Nintendo had demonstrated that with NSMBU :lol:



Mario U had a bunch of new ideas and new approaches.

Challenge mode for instance is addicting the hell out of me
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Re: Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby karkify » 26 Nov 2012, 22:40

Honestly, I'm still content with my PS3, unlike the PS2 where I felt it started to age very quickly, whereas my PS3 still feels somewhat new, what with the firmware updates, and how they keep pushing these games out (Uncharted, God of War 3, and even AC3) on such aged hardware amazes me. Don't get me wrong, I like new hardware, but I wouldn't want it more often. I don't want my future PS4 to suddenly become obsolete because they've released PS5 the year after.
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Re: Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby billysastard » 26 Nov 2012, 22:47

i'd say greedy scum publishers have done the most damage to the console industry this generation.
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Postby ted1138 » 26 Nov 2012, 22:53

People have had their consoles a long time, they have lots of games for them, so are less likely to buy new ones, plus at this stage, are not interested in paying full price for anything new. New console gen=new games, plus new IP will look fresh, rather than just new IP in old graphics...
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Re: Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby Spider82 » 26 Nov 2012, 23:00

Roll on the proper 8th generation, ie XBox 720 and PS4
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Re: Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby The_KFD_Case » 26 Nov 2012, 23:00

stealth wrote:Id care about his comments if he practiced what he preached


On this we agree, Stealth.
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Re: Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby The_KFD_Case » 26 Nov 2012, 23:02

billysastard wrote:i'd say greedy scum publishers have done the most damage to the console industry this generation.


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Re: Long console cycle 'damaged the industry' - Ubisoft CEO

Postby kimoak » 26 Nov 2012, 23:03

It's very obvious that the longer console lifecycle has affected the PC gaming side of things. We haven't had the leap that we have had in the past with regards to sheer grunt graphically. More focus on the consoles and less on PC, which has resulted in a slowdown in improvement in graphics. That is definitely one thing I have noticed with the longer console lifecycle.
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