Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot reiterates his support for the Nintendo NX, saying that the upcoming console is a ‘fantastic machine’ that’s doing “something new.”
With the Nintendo NX release date set and with more rumors and leaked information coming out (what seems like) every other day, the excitement for the new Nintendo console is steadily building. Although little official information about the console has arrived from Nintendo, and gamers don’t know what to expect, those who are making games for the device are certain that there’s plenty to get hyped about.
One industry figure that seems particularly ecstatic about the upcoming Nintendo hardware is Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. In an interview with GameSpot regarding several impending console launches (including the PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio), the Ubisoft boss says that “the new Nintendo [console] is a fantastic machine. It’s really a new approach, it’s really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again. We love it.”
While Guillemot didn’t reveal any possible NX features, it seems that part of his unbridled enthusiasm comes from gamers’ willingness to try new things with new consoles. The Ubisoft executive explains that “players are more open when new hardware is coming. So we have the chance to come with something we have never done before, because we know that if we are the first there, people will try our game and maybe we’ll be able to get into that new genre.”
Additionally, Guillemot says that “if you have an [established] machine and there’s all the experiences you know on there already, you know you’re going to miss some of those to try something new, so you’re less inclined.” Just Dance has been confirmed for Nintendo NX, but during the interview, the Ubi boss confirms that the company is “working on some [other] projects” too, so perhaps these will offer the new experiences that he mentions.
This isn’t the first time that the exec has waxed lyrical about the Nintendo NX, as Guillemot previously said that the Nintendo NX is “really great” and that he has been “impressed” by what he has seen. His continued praise for what Nintendo is doing is especially encouraging given that a lack of publisher support for Nintendo’s last home console the Wii U is believed to be a huge factor in its poor sales.
Guillemot isn’t alone in his support for the upcoming device, either. Take-Two (publisher of Red Dead and GTA) is “very interested” in the Nintendo NX, while Bethesda could make games for the system as well. At this point it’s too early to say whether all of this will pay off, but right now, Nintendo will certainly be smiling at all of the support.
Currently, Ubisoft has confirmed Just Dance for the Nintendo NX.