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Xbox 720 and PS4 will be defined by social elements

by William Schwartz

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It’s unlikely that there will be much difference between the specs of the Xbox 720 and the PlayStation 4. Speaking in a recent interview, Ubisoft’s Yannis Mallat suggests that when Microsoft finally gets around to revealing their next-gen hardware, it will bear a resemblance to the specs that Sony has already announced back in February.

‘The connected and social components will define the next-gen experience’

“It’s going to be connected. It’s going to be social. It’s going to be immersive. It’s going to be interactive,” Mallat told Eurogamer. “That being said, the connected aspects and the social components will be what will define the difference between a next-gen experience and a current-gen experience. And we’re eager to be able to talk about that and show that when we’re ready.”

Mallat doesn’t think that visuals will go unnoticed either. “Let’s state the obvious: the easy and immediate thing is going to be the graphics. There are some mind-blowing graphics right now on our next-gen technology, both on Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed.”

While Mallat may have the inside track as to what Microsoft’s next console will do, we’re still waiting on official word from Microsoft. The company has yet to reveal their next-gen hardware, but if this Ubisoft Montreal executive is correct, there won’t be much difference between the two platforms.

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