Xbox One X has just arrived on retail shelves worldwide – it is a mid-gen upgrade to Xbox One and Xbox One S and not a full-fledged new Xbox console. Sony was the first one to bring in a mid-gen PlayStation console upgrade – PS4 Pro and Microsoft followed the route and they launched Xbox One X. The ONE QUESTION that is viral right now on almost all popular video game forums with the arrival of these mid-gen consoles – When exactly we are going to see a full-fledged next-gen video game consoles – these mid-gen upgrades feels like the wait is going to be longer than expected? Ubisoft, the publisher behind Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s and other popular video game franchises, think that next PlayStation console i.e. PlayStation 5 and next-Xbox are at least “2 YEARS” away. This perception is in line with what Michael Pachter recently said when asked about the release window for PlayStation 5 – 2020.
Speaking at an Investors’ Call, Ubisoft CEO clarified that he does not have any confident information on the release window of next-gen video game consoles, but seeing the current scenario, Ubisoft thinks that they have a “Minimum of 2 YEARS” in front of them before something new arrives.
“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, but that’s our perception, we don’t have any confidential information on that front.”
Yves Guillemot then praised Sony and Microsoft for giving more powers to the developer (PS4 Pro and Xbox One X – consoles with much better specs) to develop better games for gamers. He further added that the move is going to help the video game industry.
“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,” Yves Guillemot 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.”
Xbox One X launched worldwide on November 7. The console has received mostly positive reviews, and almost all critics advice Microsoft and Team Xbox to bring is some high-quality first-party AAA games – in order words system sellers. Sony surely has an edge in this department – they got a hell lot of first-party AAA games in development – God of War, Death Stranding, The Last of Us: Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Dreams, Days Gone – just to name a few, and they all are scheduled to launch between 2018-2019.