PS4: Ubisoft requested a more smartphone and PC-like console

Tuesday, 26th February 2013 06:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said Sony asked publishers and developers what they wanted from the PlayStation 4 – and the plaform holder seems to have delivered.

“Because we’ve been in the industry for a while, what happens generally – before creating the specs and creating the machine – the manufacturers come to us and say, ‘What do you want on the next one?’” the executive told Kotaku.

The publisher gave quite a shopping list.

“We want social, we want all the things that exist on PC to be possible on a console. We want the mobile capacities to play short-term and to play from anywhere you want,” Guillemot revealed.

Although he didn’t mention better graphics, the executive later said that progress with visuals is equally as important.

“You need both, because, in our world, the fact that you can be immersed in new worlds with NPCs who can be emotional will help you to get into those worlds and be immersed,” he said.

“The other part that has been growing fast has been all the social – all the connections -the fact that you can update your content very quickly. All of those things we wanted them to bring in. We really pushed for them to make those things happen, because we think it’s the two combined that will make this generation a good generation.”

Ubisoft has formally admitted to just one next-generation game – Watch Dogs, headed to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox 360 in late 2013. The publisher almost always has plenty to offer at new hardware launches, though.



  1. salarta

    “We want all the things that exist on PC to be possible on a console”… but for it to not be a PC!

    I understand that if the PC can cover everything a console does and more then it makes getting a console a little pointless, but saying it the way they did makes it sound a little dumb.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    Too many variables in a PC where a console has standardized hardware. The developers can focus on the content and less on what the user will be running.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mkotechno

    Well I hope it allow cross-game voice chat room this time…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    Not to forget the massive overhead that is Windows OS, and that consoles are way cheaper for gaming in terms of hardware.
    Consoles are PCs custom made for gaming offering amazing bang for buck, and almost always sold at a loss so consumers can be sure that they got a hardware way more costly than what they paid for (early in a gen), not applicable for ninty consoles generally.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dodg3r

    @3 +1 and it better doesn’t lag and stutter like currently on BF3

    #5 2 years ago

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