New generation launches are always a little rough. While they come with excitement and possibility surrounding them, it often takes a few years for the titles on those consoles to realise their potential. Taking one of the Xbox 360‘s launch titles like Kamino and compare it to a game like Grand Theft Auto V, you will have a good idea at the gap between the start and end of a generation.
It is understandable as it takes years of experience with a hardware to really maximise performance, but even so, Ubisoft are saying that their current launch line-up won’t suffer a drop in quality.
When asked by CVG if the transition to the next generation of consoles would be an issue for the company, Ubisoft’s executive director Alain Corre said it won’t be. While he acknowledged that previous launch releases have been rushed, he said that this time it won’t be a problem as developers were able to get their hands on both Microsoft and Sony‘s hardware early.
“What we see today is that, for the very first time, the first generation of games on [PS4 and Xbox One] will be miles, miles better than the first generation of games we used to have at the launch of previous consoles”
While it is not clear if the next generation version of the games will actually be better as a whole or just feature better graphics remains to be seen. Corre says that the they will take “immersion” to the next level with the new consoles, but fails to specify exactly how the games are using new features like Kinect 2.0 or the cloud to enhance the actual gameplay.
Ubisoft are clearly confident in the next generation of consoles and want to make better games than the ones that are out on the market now. It just isn’t clear if they are talking about really using the consoles to enhance an experience or just the polygon count.
The PlayStation 4 releases November 15, 2013, and the Xbox One on November 22nd 2013.