As we wait on the official reveal of the Nintendo NX (current rumor is October), Ubisoft's Ceo Yves Guillemot is already singing it's praises. Nintendo Life reports Guillimot had this to say regarding the new console...
"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."
Of course, that's not too big of a surprise as Ubisoft has been one of Nintendo's strongest 3rd party relationships since the Wii era, but it is welcoming to hear nonetheless. Guillimot continued and made some references as to how Nintendo has shaken up the industry before and how it's good for both developers and consumers...
"What we see is, 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," he explained. "As our people wanted to do a game like ZombiU, they were happy they could just use the Wii U to do it. For us, a machine is a tool of expression, but when everything become stable it's less open to innovation. We always want innovation.
However, if you try something a little new and it's not perfect, you come back quickly to what you know and works. As a gamer, if you change to new hardware, you have no references, so you're looking at what people are saying are [the best games] and then trying them.
But 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. For us, we know opportunities to try something new are a lot more rewarding when it's a new machine."
Don't get me wrong I'm all about innovation, but I'm also about Nintendo being a part of the multiplatform releases of third parties again! When I'm hearing rumors that Nintendo will be releasing a console a bit stronger than the PS4 I get my hopes up, and now that I'm hearing it get compared to the Wii and Wii U, it has me anxious as to what the official plan is.
We already know part of the plan for Nintendo is a mobile controller that can act as a console, what else could they be planning? Hopefully we find out in October.
Do you think Nintendo has something truly revolutionary? Or is Ubisoft just blowing smoke?