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Next Generation Coming Sooner Than You Think

by William Schwartz

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot thinks that the the next generation of console will be here much sooner than expected.  In a recent interview, the CEO gave his thoughts on the timing of Nintendo’s Wii U at E3, and how it might be pushing Sony and Microsoft to ready their next generation consoles much sooner than expected.  The publisher thinks that the new machines are on their way, and when they arrive Ubisoft will continue to support the next generation much in the same way that they have for the current generation.

As to the power of the Wii U prompting an early response from Microsoft and Sony, Guillemot told Gamasutra:

“I think it’s sending the message that the new transition is going to happen – and we’re going to have new machines coming soon,” he said.

Guillemot also noted that he sees a lot of potential in Nintendo’s next generation offering, and his company wants to be a part of it when it releases.

“We’re going to continue to take this approach,” he said. “We feel this console is coming with very innovative features that will change the video game industry and we want to be a part of that.”

Guillemot’s comments come to contrary of what others have recently claimed, but considering that he doesn’t give any concrete time frames in his predictions, his very soon could just as well be 2013 or later, as other reports have suggested.

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