Ubisoft CEO Impressed With NX, Says it Will Offer a "New Experience"

Ubisoft CEO Impressed With NX, Says it Will Offer a "New Experience"

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says that the NX will offer a completely different experience to existing consoles.

Nintendo isn't talking about the NX, but that doesn't mean no-one is. Last week The Pokemon Company chimed in on the console and today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has nothing but praise to give the NX.

"The new Nintendo [console] is a fantastic machine," he said. "It's really a new approach, it's really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again. We love it." He continued to say that it would stand out against Sony and Microsoft's existing consoles, and will offer a completely different gaming experience.

"I think, once again, the interface is very attractive. It's a machine that will be easy to use for all gamers. They have built in something that will give us chance to really have a different experience from what exists today. That's what I like - that they come with something new that is adapted to what we actually want now."

Wii U fans will know that while Ubisoft's support of the Wii U was strong at first, it did wane a little in later in the console's lifespan. Addressing that, Guillemot said "What we see is that Nintendo has learned from the Wii U. All publishers learn from what they do, and then come with something new and more attractive, which I think is the case here."

Persistent rumors suggest that the NX will be a handheld/console hybrid, and Guillemot's comments, while neither confirming nor denying these rumors, does add weight to it being something completely different.

Source: IGN

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I wonder how long it will take for Nintendo to just spill the frickin' beans.

Can someone tell Nintendo that hype machines only work when there is a thing to hype?

So will it have the forced gimmick that we have to use to turn the console on or not? I want to know if I'm wasting my time expecting anything from the NX.

Is the NX just a really elaborate shaggy dog joke?
It's been like 3 years now.

Sure, but Ubisoft saw potential in Wii U as well, so this isn't saying much.

"They have built in something that will give us chance to really have a different experience from what exists today."

That's good... if the NX actually gets games. That was the big problem with the Wii U--it offered something unique, but because of that it got very little third party support and barely any games worth getting.

Nintendo has realized and acknowledged that the lack of games was a huge problem for the Wii U, and said that they're not going to make that mistake again with the NX. It's Nintendo, so I think they'll be able to manage... but I'm not going to believe it until I actually see it.

Bad Player:
"They have built in something that will give us chance to really have a different experience from what exists today."

That's good... if the NX actually gets games. That was the big problem with the Wii U--it offered something unique, but because of that it got very little third party support and barely any games worth getting.

Nintendo has realized and acknowledged that the lack of games was a huge problem for the Wii U, and said that they're not going to make that mistake again with the NX. It's Nintendo, so I think they'll be able to manage... but I'm not going to believe it until I actually see it.

The handheld hybrid thing will solve that problem. The 3DS has a massive library of games and developers. The NX being a handheld will coax all of the handheld developers to make games for it. It's a genius move, really.

Wow, the NX does so many things! It does...uh....um.....

...many things.

Bad Player:

That's good... if the NX actually gets games. That was the big problem with the Wii U--it offered something unique, but because of that it got very little third party support and barely any games worth getting.

Third party support was never a contributing factor to the failure of the Wii U. A lack of Nintendo titles was.

New Super Mario Bros and Nintendo Land were the only AAA Nintendo titles for MONTHS. It was only after games like Pikmin and Mario Kart started coming out that the sales picked up exponentially.

If anything, relying on third party support is what tanked the console. Ubisoft promised to support them, and to provide them some launch titles. They gave the Wii U a zombie game, shitty ports, and delayed Rayman Legends 7 months after it went gold for literally no reason.

Saelune:
Wow, the NX does so many things! It does...uh....um.....

...many things.

"Sir, can you give us some concrete information of what the NX will be?"
"No, but here's a list of adjectives we like. Use them as you please"

OT: Third party developers said much the same about the Wii U, but it kinda seemed like a cruel joke where the cool kids tell the nerd that they will come to his birthday party and then not show up.

My guess is that it's basically going to be something like a giant DS powerful enough to run Wii U games and can connect to the TV. Like the Wii U tablet but with a second screen and capable of running on its own. By doing this they can unify their whole library (which they've mentioned wanting to do) under a single console because DS/3ds games would work with the touch screen and at the same time it'd be powerful enough to at least be backwards compatible with Wii U games and prior. For when you want the traditional console experience on a big TV, you'd stream it the same way the Wii U does to its tablet.
But the other advantage is that it also becomes more acceptable for the console to be less powerful than the competitors because it's a portable device--they avoid being in direct competition the same way they did with the Wii. And with a device like this it'd be pretty clear that it's not a Wii peripheral.

"We love it, and we can't wait to see what other developers will do with it.

Huh? What's that? What about our own games?"

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That's great! Hey, can you tell us anything about it? What does it do? What does it look like? Anything concrete and not vague. I'm not asking for much.

At this point, I half expect people to buy the NX, open up the box, and find nothing inside.

So will they keep doing this "Lets keep it super vague and let rumours rule! :D" thing almost all the way to launch? Thats the impression I'm getting from nintendo and now Ubisoft too.

Not to mention Ubisoft going all "Its great!" doesn't exactly fill me with confidence given their tendency to blunder.

Saltyk:
That's great! Hey, can you tell us anything about it? What does it do? What does it look like? Anything concrete and not vague. I'm not asking for much.

At this point, I half expect people to buy the NX, open up the box, and find nothing inside.

Pretty much, We'll find out that the NX isn't actually a console, just a bunch of various concepts. At the reveal event, they won't show the console, and they'll just ship empty boxes to sell.

Then I look forward to you giving a bunch of half-assed products to the system, throwing a fit when your mediocre efforts are ignored with customers instead going to Nintendo to get quality games, and then claiming it's all Nintendo's or gamers' fault. It doesn't bug me that much considering how Ubi is in a slump and thus not quite as important in the gaming landscape what with their former A-listers floundering and the company struggling to find anything to fill the void. Weird how stuff like that works out

Shitty gimmick confirmed.
I hope they remember that the 3ds was a success because you could disable the 3d, not because of the 3d.

Honestly, if they just go ahead and show the damn thing, and make commercials about families having fun and then a small child playing it on a car trip and not being loud and obnoxious, the thing will sell pretty well out the gate. It already has a few of the marks the Wii had at the beginning of its life, a brand new Zelda with the arguably superior port of it, and as long as Nintendo shows it enough love there should be third party support to follow. The Wii had tons of shovelware third party support, but it was still something, and that something can make all the difference in the world, as the thing sold over 90 million total, being, I believe, Nintendo's best selling home console. If I'm wrong on that please correct me, but it was still the best selling one since the SNES.

Just, Nintendo, please show us, release a simultaneous commercial to let the world know, and maybe give us a date. Maybe a date is more than you can commit to, as we already have a rough guess, but please just show us. I want to love you Nintendo, you really have put out some awesome stuff, you just seem to forget how to market from time to time and it comes back to bite you in the ass, and thus bites gamers in the ass as well.

Kibeth41:

Bad Player:

That's good... if the NX actually gets games. That was the big problem with the Wii U--it offered something unique, but because of that it got very little third party support and barely any games worth getting.

Third party support was never a contributing factor to the failure of the Wii U. A lack of Nintendo titles was.

New Super Mario Bros and Nintendo Land were the only AAA Nintendo titles for MONTHS. It was only after games like Pikmin and Mario Kart started coming out that the sales picked up exponentially.

If anything, relying on third party support is what tanked the console. Ubisoft promised to support them, and to provide them some launch titles. They gave the Wii U a zombie game, shitty ports, and delayed Rayman Legends 7 months after it went gold for literally no reason.

"Even when Nintendo fails, it's not Nintendo's fault".

Johnny Novgorod:
"Even when Nintendo fails, it's not Nintendo's fault".

That's the MAGIC of Nintendo!

OT: Nintendo obviously wants to keep the mystery box shit going for as long as they can before they reveal the console. Because when they do people will find concrete things to complain about, which will then spread through word of mouth and hamper consumer interest. The only thing we have to complain about now is that we haven't seen it yet.

Gee, it's like I traveled back in time few months before the WiiU release.

Are Ubisoft's and EA's opinions relevant, at all, when talking about Nintendo? They jumped the ship before the ship was even in the planing process. All they do is talk how it's unique and good and how they want to see what other developer will do with it. I can't be the only one who noticed they always talk about other developer and never what they will do with it.

Every new Nintendo console Ubisoft always gets behind at the start then basically all but ceases development a year or two later.

Johnny Novgorod:

Kibeth41:

Bad Player:

That's good... if the NX actually gets games. That was the big problem with the Wii U--it offered something unique, but because of that it got very little third party support and barely any games worth getting.

Third party support was never a contributing factor to the failure of the Wii U. A lack of Nintendo titles was.
Who released a lack of Nintendo titles? NINTENDO!

New Super Mario Bros and Nintendo Land were the only AAA Nintendo titles for MONTHS. It was only after games like Pikmin and Mario Kart started coming out that the sales picked up exponentially.
Who was to blame for this? NINTENDO

If anything, relying on third party support is what tanked the console.
Who made this decision? NINTENDO Ubisoft promised to support them, and to provide them some launch titles. They gave the Wii U a zombie game, shitty ports, and delayed Rayman Legends 7 months after it went gold for literally no reason.
okay, a singular mention of another company who did shitty bullshit for the Wii U. That's 1/4. Common sense dictates that's 1/4 of the blame.

Fault isn't binary. This may shock you, so hold your breath... But multiple parties can be at fault for a singular incident!!!


Really? was it REALLY required for me to write this for an individual who I assume is a functioning adult.

"Even when Nintendo fails, it's not Nintendo's fault".

Aaaaaand if you used the power of READING, you'd see that I literally blamed Nintendo.

Christ. You'd think you'd read the comments you quote? Honestly...

EDIT: You know what? You evidently need assistance understanding a basic comment. So I'll annotate my previous comment for you, as a favor.

Good to see the Nintendo cycle is still rolling on as usual...It's a bit weird that we still don't know anything about the console. I hate that it wasn't shown off at TGS but each day passed is another day closer to the reveal. I'm hoping the N-Cycle is broken when the thing finally launches but EA didn't even give the Wii U 90 days and it seemed like every other dev that "really liked" the U ran away from it in next to no time after that launched.

I gave up on Nintendo when the wii came out. Maybe it's being old but I was never going to use motion controls (I feel the same way about the new wave of VR).

I do not think Ubisoft will be the company to convince me I was wrong.

Meh.

Ubisoft has stuck with Nintendo making THE most gimmick based games on their Wii and Wii U consoles. I won't be taking their excitement as signs of anything more than hearsay to we know what the hell the NX is.

Seriously, just show us the goods Nintendo.

This just in: NX becomes the new Half-Life 3! I said it so you don't have to.

BiH-Kira:
Gee, it's like I traveled back in time few months before the WiiU release.

Are Ubisoft's and EA's opinions relevant, at all, when talking about Nintendo? They jumped the ship before the ship was even in the planing process. All they do is talk how it's unique and good and how they want to see what other developer will do with it. I can't be the only one who noticed they always talk about other developer and never what they will do with it.

Well Ubisoft and EA at least tried releasing their games on WiiU for a while until eventually got fed up with nintendos shit and gave up. So yes, thier opinions are relevant, at least as relevant as any other third party developer.

Strazdas:

BiH-Kira:
Gee, it's like I traveled back in time few months before the WiiU release.

Are Ubisoft's and EA's opinions relevant, at all, when talking about Nintendo? They jumped the ship before the ship was even in the planing process. All they do is talk how it's unique and good and how they want to see what other developer will do with it. I can't be the only one who noticed they always talk about other developer and never what they will do with it.

Well Ubisoft and EA at least tried releasing their games on WiiU for a while until eventually got fed up with nintendos shit and gave up. So yes, thier opinions are relevant, at least as relevant as any other third party developer.

I'm sorry, but delaying a finished exclusive game for over half a year after the supposed date only to release it at the same time on other consoles and PC, releasing a buggy survival horror that has literally one single attack animation while you're supposed to kill almost everything in your way and releasing a buggy port of the last part of a trilogy without any of the DLC for the full price while literally a week earlier releasing the whole trilogy with every DLC for cheaper on another console does not count as "trying". Unless you mean that they tried to sabotage their own games on the WiiU just to have a excuse to drop the console. Then yes, they tried their hardest because you can't fuck so much shit up by accident.

Every single game they released was:
1. buggy as fuck
2. looked worse than on the Xbox 360 which is weaker
3. was more expensive
4. lacked DLC
5. was released months later because "the WiiU was not on the priority list" - developer that "tried"

Yeah, they "tried".

BiH-Kira:

Strazdas:

BiH-Kira:
Gee, it's like I traveled back in time few months before the WiiU release.

Are Ubisoft's and EA's opinions relevant, at all, when talking about Nintendo? They jumped the ship before the ship was even in the planing process. All they do is talk how it's unique and good and how they want to see what other developer will do with it. I can't be the only one who noticed they always talk about other developer and never what they will do with it.

Well Ubisoft and EA at least tried releasing their games on WiiU for a while until eventually got fed up with nintendos shit and gave up. So yes, thier opinions are relevant, at least as relevant as any other third party developer.

I'm sorry, but delaying a finished exclusive game for over half a year after the supposed date only to release it at the same time on other consoles and PC, releasing a buggy survival horror that has literally one single attack animation while you're supposed to kill almost everything in your way and releasing a buggy port of the last part of a trilogy without any of the DLC for the full price while literally a week earlier releasing the whole trilogy with every DLC for cheaper on another console does not count as "trying". Unless you mean that they tried to sabotage their own games on the WiiU just to have a excuse to drop the console. Then yes, they tried their hardest because you can't fuck so much shit up by accident.

Every single game they released was:
1. buggy as fuck
2. looked worse than on the Xbox 360 which is weaker
3. was more expensive
4. lacked DLC
5. was released months later because "the WiiU was not on the priority list" - developer that "tried"

Yeah, they "tried".

Sure it does. It only does not count as trying if you ignore all the Nintendo meddling nonsense they have go to through to even get on WiiU. MS and Sony has some barriers for entry for their console, but Nontendo is basically "do it our way or we will fuck you over" situation. And no, they didnt delay a finished exclusve game, they were trying to make it work with outdated shit tech that is in WiiU.

Also you do realize this is Ubisoft and EA were talking about? thier games being buggy is not them fucking someone over, its the default state of their business.

Well no, Xbox 360 is not weaker. It has a better processor for one, used PowerPC architecture for two.

And yes, why should a joke of a console thats holding the marker 10 years backwards be the priority list?

Bad Player:
That was the big problem with the Wii U--it offered something unique, but because of that it got very little third party support and barely any games worth getting.

A dual screen gaming device that also has a touch screen was not unique when the Wii U came out.

Nintendo has realized and acknowledged that the lack of games was a huge problem for the Wii U, and said that they're not going to make that mistake again with the NX. It's Nintendo, so I think they'll be able to manage... but I'm not going to believe it until I actually see it.

Nintendo sounds like Peter Molyneux here. They have been down this road before with the N64 and the Gamecube and they got lucky with the Wii. Many of it's third party games were shovelware but they did exist so...yay?

It's good that you aren't just believing everything Peter Molyneux Nintendo says.

If a gaming executive said it.. it means the opposite is true.

 

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