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News Ubisoft CEO calls for shorter console cycles

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 27 Nov 2012.

  1. PerpetualOmega

    PerpetualOmega What's a Dremel?

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    More like they are talking on the back of the Sony news that PS3 games cannot be played on PS4 so we all need to buy a new version of that game, if this happened every time AND there was less of a gap in between releases of consoles the likes of Ubisoft a laughing all the way to the bank.

    At the moment they sell one copy of one game for the life of the console (5 years?) if that console was renewed every two years then that's another game sold.
     
  2. rollo

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    We live in a recession at the minute, Ubitsoft CEO can go screw himself if he really thinks famillys can afford another £400 console or two at the present minute.

    Yes its delayed a few things but wether anyone would buy a new high end console is open to debate, Wii u has sold 400k units in first week thats not really the greatest numbers in the world.

    Ubi should be more concerned with releasing some quality titles instead of the same old rehashed crap that they have spewed out these last few years.
     
  3. Roskoken

    Roskoken What's a Dremel?

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    **** Ubisoft
     
  4. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Tad sensationalist? A new high-end console is barely $400, let alone £400. Even during a recession many console buyers are people fortunate enough to live in a wealthy first world country where hard economic times mean having to choose between a Wii U or and iPad rather than get both.

    Within the realm of discussion where customers have a couple hundred to spend it makes plenty of sense for a developer to want new consoles. New hardware allows for technological advancements, most noticably better graphics processing ability but also general technology such as the improved networking capabilities of current consoles compared to their predecessors. New consoles also mean new games. As PerpetualOmega puts it, consoles need games to play. Once you've bought your shiny new bit of kit it's useless unless you start buying plenty of games for it aswell. Having to learn to work with new architectures is a problem, but with the big names it's not such a problem, they just use the time they didn't spend creating a new IP and put it towards optimization for Rehash Sequel Simulator 5: Rise of the Casual and start counting their money.
     
  5. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

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    +1
     
  6. runadumb

    runadumb What's a Dremel?

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    Rayman Origins puts the New super Mario Bros games to shame. It was an outstanding Platformer.
     
  7. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    i thought we already ascertained that the ubi ceo was "a bit of a dick"
     
  8. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    New consoles YAY, I'm in the shoulda released Them 2-3 years ago. I'm borred waiting
     
  9. rollo

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    PS3 on release in the Uk was £399 i dont live in america.
    Xbox 360 on release £329
    wii u on release for complete pack is £349

    Uk gets ripped off for tech.
     
  10. Phil Rhodes

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    Who the *&#!'s fault is that?
     
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