Ubisoft Boss Praises Project Cafe, Foresees Sales Success
Posted by James Newton
The house of Rayman speaks
Ubisoft has heavily supported the 3DS and Wii during their respective launch periods, so it's no surprise to hear the giant publisher is already looking to Nintendo's next console, currently codenamed Project Café.
In a recent investor call, Ubi CEO Yves Guillemot praised the console, which is set to be unveiled at E3 on 7th June.
The platform Nintendo is coming with is really a fantastic platform. We think it will be extremely successful.
Guillemot also hinted at the machine's graphical power, stating that the work invested into creating games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will mean making games for Café is easy:
What we see is that we will be able to leverage a lot of the work we do for Xbox 360 and PS3 while we create games for the platform. So we will not have to redo completely the games that we create. We'll be able to use all the capacity the console is giving but also use all the work we do for the other platforms.
Guillemot could be referring to straightforward ports, being able to use game engines designed for PS3 and 360 to create new experiences on Café or — the most likely option — a combination of the two.
Could we see popular Ubisoft franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon come to Project Café? We'll keep you posted.