Speaking with Gamespot
, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that the company believes that the next consoles proper from Sony and Microsoft are at least two years out. With the release of the Xbox One X earlier this week, and the PS4 Pro last year, it's the sort of prediction that makes perfect sense.
"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 stated. "But that's our perception, we don't have any confidential information on that front."
"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."
The response comes on the heels of word that the recent release of Assassin's Creed Origins has sold at least double that of the previous entry Syndicate. Which is good news for fans of single-player games. Plus, games in general. Because Origins is awesome
Also, we have no idea what Microsoft will call its next console. We had the Xbox, then the Xbox 360, and now the Xbox One. The naming pattern seems to be that there is no pattern.