Ubisoft has once again confessed its desire for next-generation home consoles, as its CEO, Yves Guillemot, believes that new devices will get the market back on its feet and prompt plenty of innovation from game developers.
The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have been around for quite some time and, while they’re still selling quite well, the overall gaming market has been experiencing big declines in recent years.
This is largely because next-generation devices have yet to appear, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who told GamesIndustry
that the market is now waiting for new devices.
"The consoles are coming," Yves Guillemot said. "We're waiting for the new consoles - I think that the new consoles will give a huge boost to the industry, just like they do every time that they come. This time, they took too long so the market is waiting."
The Nintendo Wii U, alongside the oft-rumored PlayStation 4 or Xbox 720
, will once again make the gaming market grow, while prompting developers to innovate and release all sorts of new experiences for the fresh platforms.
"With the innovation that we'll see from, first, the Wii U then the other consoles, the market is going to grow enormously again," Guillemot added.
"I think it's very important for new generations to come regularly with innovations for the industry, so I think we've been waiting a bit too long. What is important is that when those new generations do come, they bring enough innovation to make the market strong again."
Ubisoft’s feelings are echoed by other game developers, including Electronic Arts, and already many studios are working on projects designed specifically for next generation devices.
As of yet, however, neither Microsoft nor Sony have actually talked about their future devices.