According to Ubisoft, the developer of the newly released Assassin’s Creed: Origins as well as Rainbow Six: Siege, there is still a considerable amount of time before we will see the next generation of Playstation and Xbox consoles. During an investors call CEO Yves Guillemot stated that the company believes that the next major console release is “a minimum of two years” off.
Guillemot stated “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. But that’s our perception, we don’t have any confidential information on that front.” He added the fact that Sony and Microsoft are improving their gaming platforms with the Playstation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X, and believes that these new consoles will overall help improve the gaming industry.
“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. 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.”
Also during the investor call, Ubisoft stated that Assassin’s Creed: Origins has sold twice as many copies as their previous entry in the series; Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. So the company is still placing faith in the future of single player titles.