Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot praises the Nintendo Switch in a Facebook post and hints at a new title for the console-handheld hybrid that will 'surprise' gamers.
Despite mixed reactions from gamers, many within the gaming industry are excited to see what Nintendo has in store for the Nintendo Switch. Xbox boss Phil Spencer voiced his support for the device, saying he’s impressed by the Nintendo Switch, and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said he thinks the Nintendo Switch could redefine gaming.
It seems Ubisoft’s Guillemot isn't done talking up the new Nintendo device. In a Facebook post, the Ubisoft CEO shared his feelings about the Nintendo Switch, and dropped some hints about another major title coming to the new Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Guillemont said:
"With the Switch’s unique capacities and design, Nintendo could again redefine the way we play games! The Switch is accessible at its core and will give people the freedom and the pleasure to share more experiences and play anywhere at anytime. The Ubisoft teams developing games for the Switch are inspired by these new possibilities, and I’m really happy that we’re able to continue doing great things with Nintendo. In addition to Just Dance 2017, I think there’s at least one game that will definitely surprise you!"
We can only speculate about what that surprise title may be, but considering the timing of the Nintendo Switch release in March 2017, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ghost Recon Wildlands make its way to the device. Whether or not Wildlands will come to Nintendo Switch will depend heavily on the console’s capabilities and the game’s system requirements. Nintendo isn’t planning to release details of the Switch’s specs until January, so gamers likely won’t learn any more about what Ubisoft is planning until at least then. But the statement by Guillemont will definitely keep gamers talking. With that said, it could be the long awaited and rumored Nintendo Switch exclusive Beyond Good & Evil 2, but Guillemont isn't spilling the beans just yet.
Nintendo has already revealed that the Nintendo Switch won’t be targeting core gamers, but instead will look to capture casual and mobile gamers who want an experience that expands beyond smartphones and tablets. So even though Guillemont didn’t reveal what the surprise game is, it’s enough to keep gamers excited for the title.
Numerous third-party developers have already announced their support for the console, including big names like Ubisoft, Activision, Bethesda, EA, and others. So while gamers may not see Skyrim, Mass Effect: Andromeda or Red Dead Redemption 2 on Nintendo Switch, there should be plenty of exciting, current-gen quality games available on the device from big name developers.
What do you think about Guillemont’s statement about a surprise Ubisoft game for Nintendo Switch? What do you think it could be?
The Nintendo Switch is set to release March 2017.