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Ubisoft: So like, we’re sorry we over-ported and stuff

June 2, 2007
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Well, some honesty is refreshing, and indeed may be the next buzzword in the game industry.  People have apparently had an oversaturation of Sony’s indecipherable riddles, so the the new marketing spin is just a dollop of honesty.  Everyone loves it when CEOs “level with you”, because everyone expects CEOs to lie out of their asses while proclaiming their games to be “awesome, totally awesome”.

So.

Yves Guillemot, CEO of the soon to be gobbled up by EA game development company Ubisoft admitted that yes, they did get a little bit too excited over Wii and the prospect of earning gold bullions churning out PS2 ports (hello farcry vengeance and Prince of Persia:Rival Swords).  That it backfired for the most part is moot at this point, but at least it seems that they’ve learned their lesson:

Ubisoft has reportedly learned from its mistakes, though, and is promising that the quality of its forthcoming Wii projects will be significantly better.

Not that Red Steel has shown us anything to be hopeful about, but lets be fair here.  Ubisoft’s made plenty a good game in its time, and they may have something interesting in store for us in the the near future.

Original article here.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2007 4:37 pm

    Lesson for the day: wait at least a year for a game system to mature (and maybe even drop its price) so you know for sure which games were worth getting, and get them at a MUCH lower price or even skip them and get the new ones that are being developed after developers finally learned how to program for that system’s hardware!

    Has there ever been a gaming system, other than Dreamcast, that had most of its best titles come out in its first year??

  2. frisby permalink
    June 3, 2007 8:29 pm

    This all goes back to the consumer driven economy. Everyone wants everything first. Since it is not properly developed we bitch about that too.

    In 5 years Wii will have been replaced with a HD version, 360 will be update for the 4th time. Sony will either have the most beautiful games with the same system built with cheaper components or they will face the Sega Saturn death.

    Lets see if I am still around in 5.

    friz

  3. June 4, 2007 12:52 pm

    I think in five years the PS2 will still be selling better than the 360 or the PS3… combined!

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