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Ubisoft CEO: PS5 and Next Xbox Won't be Around for a Minimum of 2 Years

Ubisoft CEO: PS5 and Next Xbox Won't be Around for a Minimum of 2 Years - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 November 2017 / 4,553 Views

It is going to be a while before the next generation PlayStation or Xbox One console, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot during a call to investors. He says the next major consoles won't be released for a "minimum of two years."

"As Sony launched PlayStation 4 Pro last year and Microsoft Xbox One X this year, we think we still have a minimum of two years in front of us before something new is coming," Guillemot said. "But that's our perception, we don't have any confidential information on that front."

 

Guillemot does like what Sony and Microsoft are doing with the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, respectively. 

"We really like the fact that Sony and Microsoft are really putting more power in their machines, using the evolution of technology to give power to our developers to create better games for our players," he said. "That is going in the right direction rather than trying to do accessories or other things. That is going to help the industry a lot because the games will be really beautiful on those machines."

With the launch of the PlayStation 4 Pro last year and the Xbox One X earlier this week it makes sense that the next generation won't start until 2019 or later.

Thanks GameSpot.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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36 Comments

malistix1985 (on 09 November 2017)

The fact they said this during an important earnings call and the fact they are not aware of any console kind of confirms anyone picking up a ps4 or xbox one is good for at least 2 years


Ggordon (on 09 November 2017)

THANK GOSH Now lets forget about the future and focus on the present We got a lot of games coming next year lets focus on those


Zkuq (on 09 November 2017)

"But that's our perception, we don't have any confidential information on that front." is a piece of actual information. If new consoles were coming soon, a major publisher such as Ubisoft would probably have confidential information.


StokedUp (on 09 November 2017)

Exactly, these kind of companies need the upfront information so they can start planning ahead, games take years to make now, so it's likely they'll know years in advance in some way or another


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mjk45 (on 09 November 2017)

they obviously get to know a good while before release, the unknown factor is how far ahead , I remember talk from early PS4 going along the lines of we run models on what we think will be the general ball park for specs for the next gen, then from there it becomes a matter of refining those through the gradual upgrading of developer units , with the scaling features of today's software and 4K gaming being a set target , this along with the proviso that MS and Sony continue on the same upgrade path they've taken this gen ,means that the traditional timelines might be a thing of the past.


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Mr Puggsly (on 09 November 2017)

Prediction, X1X will be a cheap way to play 9th gen games down the road when it no longer has to share games with X1.


ironmanDX (on 09 November 2017)

Yeah. I've thought this for a while too. Really clever strategy. It will still have the mindset of being a 4k console too at the beginning of 9th gen even though it's unlikely to play 9th gen games at 4k.

Scorpio has put them in a very good position for next generation.


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Errorist76 (on 10 November 2017)

Highly unlikely since the next gen CPU's will be 5 times faster at least.


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Mr Puggsly (on 10 November 2017)

If 9th gen games become super CPU intensive even at 30 fps, then that could be a problem for X1X. However, its an unlikely scenario.

I'm sure 9th gen consoles will have significant CPU upgrades. Butbthe focus will always be GPU because graphics impress people more. Also, aiming for $399 limits their upgrade options.


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Jranation (on 09 November 2017)

2020 is still a nice prediction year for Next Gen. A great number too!


TurboElder (on 09 November 2017)

More like the end of 2019.


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Ka-pi96 (on 09 November 2017)

I'm happy to wait until 2025...


Podings (on 09 November 2017)

In other NOT news, solar singularity isn't happening within the next two years either.


Poweranimals (on 09 November 2017)

Notice how they said they "think" and go on to say they don't actually know anything, yet the article implies that it's confirmed. I do however think that it's kind of a given anyway that they're not gonna go and release the next systems too soon anyway.. otherwise why bother release these mid gen refreshes?


fedfed (on 09 November 2017)

great so he has just confirmed PS5 for 2019!


Errorist76 (on 10 November 2017)

It's pretty obvious.


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Azzanation (on 09 November 2017)

If true, that is 2 years of the X1X being the most powerful console on the market.


DialgaMarine (on 09 November 2017)

And? Genesis spent years as the most powerful system, as did N64, XB, GC, and 360 (for multiplats). Power never gave any of those consoles a genuine market advantage.


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Azzanation (on 09 November 2017)

I dont care for the market advantage. I am no share holder haha. I care for customer satisfaction. Even than im a PC gamer so i couldnt care less about consoles. I am just stating a fact. X1 will be the best place to game for multiplats.


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LivingMetal (on 09 November 2017)

And more customers have been satisfied with the PS4 over the Xbox One!


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Hiku (on 09 November 2017)

There's a correlation between being market leader and customer satisfaction when you have more games to play. Most of the games I'm playing are not first party, and yet they're not available on other systems.


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Ka-pi96 (on 09 November 2017)

"i couldnt care less about consoles"
dood... don't lie.


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miedek (on 09 November 2017)

To be honest, that's nothing to brag about. PS4 had that title for 4 years.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 09 November 2017)

The X is the most powerful console on paper but that doesn't mean most third party developers will actually take advantage of it. So you can't just assume it will be the best console for multiplats


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leo-j (on 09 November 2017)

I definitely expect a PS5 for 2019....


GoldenHand80 (on 09 November 2017)

That is very good news indeed. Now I can by PS4pro and not be worried about next gen for at least 4 more years


Normchacho (on 09 November 2017)

That's not surprising. The PS4 is doing really well and MS just launched the X. 2019 is the earliest I'd expect to see a new generation of consoles. Though I think 2020 is most likely.


Qwark (on 09 November 2017)

While the PS5 needs to be much more powerful than the Xone X for 400-. So 2020 is still my bet.


taikamya (on 09 November 2017)

Not entirely true. 4k is still along way from becoming the TV standard, and by the time that happens, FreeSync/ASync will be standard too for smart tvs. Both PS4P and X1X have the power to deliver native 4k at 30fps, however the Sony console does need to have some visual aspects disabled or lowered.

With this information in mind, I believe the primarily focus on the Next XB or PS5 will be to hit LOCKED 60fps at native 4K. This way both gaming machines will cover the majority of the market and also be able to be backwards compatible(although I highly doubt that).

I predict around 12-16TFlops of performance for these new consoles. 14-18GB of DDR4-RAM and a 8-12 Core CPU. Releasing around 2020.

Most developers will be used to code for lots of CPUs thanks to Ryzen launch this year and most engineers will be used to developing an ecosystem that supports it.

So I guess 100-120% faster than X1X will be the target. That's not A LOT more powerful, considering the PS4 is at least 500% faster than the PS3.


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Errorist76 (on 10 November 2017)

It won't be a competition even. It's CPU will be at least 5 times faster.


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Errorist76 (on 10 November 2017)

It won't be a competition even. It's CPU will be at least 5 times faster.


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StokedUp (on 09 November 2017)

GOOD! there's still plenty of life left in these consoles. People want things to fast nowadays


DialgaMarine (on 09 November 2017)

Figured as much. Pro is more than powerful enough to hold me over until 2020. I don't want Sony to rush out PS5 and release a shoddy product.


EricHiggin (on 09 November 2017)

So depending on the market and competition, PS could launch another console late 2019, but could also easily wait until sometime in 2020, maybe even later. Sounds about right.


Zoombael (on 09 November 2017)

Huuuwait... is this "news" telling me there are people who think differently? The current generation is effectively slashed in half and people think there will be a new (PS) generation earlier than end of 2019? Hahahahaha. I say Tlou pt 2 Q1/2 2019 and PS5 Q4 2020 WW (NA, EU, Jp) launch.


Random_Matt (on 09 November 2017)

Perhaps a intel/amd chip which was announced. 1 year to late in my view, 5 years for a console is more than enough.