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Ubisoft: Move, Kinect Will Be Part Of The Next Generation

Think PlayStation Move and Microsoft's Kinect are just passing fads? Some overblown Wii envy that will soon...blow over?

Ubisoft doesn't think so. According to CVG citing MCV, the publisher's CEO, Yves Guillemot, doesn't want to talk about who will "win" the motion war, but he does believe both will be around for a long time. He does, however, say he thinks one piece of technology will take the sales crown in the US, and the other in Europe. He doesn't specify which is which but I think we all know the answer to that, especially after early sales results for Move, and the common knowledge that this country is Microsoft's best territory.

Anyway, Ubisoft will be supporting both, for both this generation and next. Said Guillemot:

"... It's not just an investment in this generation, it's building the next one too. The next generation of console will automatically use all of these motion-sensing innovations and so a lot more people will be able to play with the next generation of consoles."

So the next round of consoles will come with Move and Kinect capability, eh? That sounds about right, considering the size of the respective investments, and it has been rumored that Microsoft will drop a gigantic chunk of change to promote Kinect. Sony has been advertising Move as well, and the result is 1.5 million units sold in Europe during its first month of availability, and perhaps around 500,000 in the US (there were 300,000 in the first two weeks). Microsoft intends to sell 3 million Kinect units this holiday season.

So knowing this, maybe you want to wait for the next generation of consoles before "moving" about? ...nah, that's too far off, right?

Tags: ubisoft, playstation move, kinect, ps4, move

10/21/2010 10:36:41 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (49 posts)

maxpontiac
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 10:54:08 AM
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That is like saying HD will be a part of the next generation of consoles.

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Nynja
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 12:16:07 PM

Did you know that games will be part of the next generation of consoles?

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maxpontiac
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 12:39:29 PM

Really? This is great news!! LOL

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Underdog15
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 2:59:17 PM

I, too, am happy to hear these good tidings.

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Temjin001
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 10:55:41 AM
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It seems the next-gen is still a far ways away. Devs and publishers haven't revealed anything. No credible rumors etc. Seeing that quality games this gen take huge amounts of man power and budgets it'd be hard to keep something like a next-gen system quiet for too long. Also, I'd imagine next-gen games would require at least a couple years of solid dev time.
I won't be surprised if we don't receive a next-gen console for a good 5 years or more.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 10:57:49 AM

Agreed. To me, it seems as if the PS3 is just getting started.

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Underdog15
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 10:56:31 AM
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It's a pure money issue. I could afford to get it now, but I have other priorities for my spending at the moment. Once it becomes feasible, (and I convince my wife it's a good idea) I would love to invest in some PS 'move'!

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RobiinzZ
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 11:41:24 AM
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I read microsoft was going to spend 500 million on promoting kinect.

How would they get there money back really :S?

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:40:20 PM

Simple... They won't. Last time I checked they were still in the red after the failure of the original XBox. But then... I was talking to a bloke yesterday who said he was getting Kinect on launch day. I asked what he'd be playing on it, he said he wasn't sure but ASSURED me that MW3 would be compatible. I was like, 'You do know that's not out until 2012 dude?' and he went, 'Nah, it's next year.' I put my head down and went back to work.
Peace.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 2:06:18 PM

I highly doubt Kinect will be able to do that with any shooter yet, it's going to take awhile from the performance that I've seen of it.

It might have the capability to do it, but not now or this generation or maybe next gen. Not sure things happen quickly.

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jdt1981
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 2:14:29 PM

M$ has waaay more money than they have brains... I don't see how they will ever get a return on their massive investment. Kinect is just a suped up Eye Toy with lag issues and I'll be surprised if it's a success.

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 2:49:11 PM

they don't care how much money they lose, they just want to stop sony. it's sad really.

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Fane1024
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 5:04:06 PM

Yeah, wouldn't Kinect actually have to WORK for it to be in the next-generation Xbox?

pyew...pyew pyew pyew.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 11:42:05 AM
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Bought it for the GF the Weekend it launched. So far I'm liking it. Playing through heavy rain with it at the moment, and Once I figured out the Tiger Woods Controls, it's actually not to bad. I'm just waiting for a review on the new Time Crisis before I run out and buy a gun attachment. Time crisis hasn't ever really scored that great of reviews on the PS3.

Even though I'm playing a game with a Move, doesn't mean that I want a game that doesn't play right. I remember Time Crisis in the arcades, I want a game that makes you feel like that...you want your quarter to last as long as possible without dying...but I think those days are gone...

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Nlayer
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 12:01:42 PM
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Yes, too far indeed. Although I dislike the idea that the next generation will come with motion-control, I guess I should just accept it. At least the Move doesn't seem too "Casual". Thank god for Sony Playstation!

I wonder what will be next after motion-control.

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Jawknee
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 12:31:57 PM

What ever happens I think we can count on Sony's continued support for the Duel Shock.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:42:51 PM

yes, indeed.

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Jawknee
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 12:30:44 PM
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Well see I guess. I read somewhere(can't remember the link) that it's going to take developers years to figure out how to make hardcore games for Kinect. Sony's stance on the importance of buttons rings true.

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RobiinzZ
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 12:56:26 PM

i also read that, and that they will possibly need acessories for kinect such as guns, for hardcore games...which iradicates the point of kinect but still.

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Highlander
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 12:54:37 PM
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Well, it's fairly clear that the next generation of consoles, whenever they actually arrive, will arrive in a landscape that includes HD video, HD games, always-on Internet, Motion controls, cameras, wireless controllers and headsets, convenient mass storage and of course 3D. All of these things are already here with the PS3...so it's extremely logical to conclude that they will be there in the next gen.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:07:18 PM
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Of course it will.
Sony, show Microsoft how it's done in the video game industry!!!

And Microsoft intend to sell 3 million this holiday?
Will that even be enough to break even when they spent $500million on marketing?

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Jawknee
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:18:00 PM

They also expected Final Fantasy XIII on the crapbox to outsell the PS3 version 2 to 1.

I wish i could have watched Aaron Greentoad eat that crapsandwhich.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:32:38 PM

No, Kinect might be able to sell that many due to it being "revolutionary".

But that $500 million, how many Kinect do they have to sell to start making profit?

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Jawknee
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:33:54 PM

I wonder how many Kinnect units will RROD? hahaha!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:24:56 PM
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Duh

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Jawknee
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:28:41 PM

Did you know water is wet?

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Snaaaake
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:32:54 PM

The Earth is round!

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:39:45 PM

Fire is hot!

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 1:42:24 PM

Heh. My thoughts exactly.

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Underdog15
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 2:56:59 PM

Chlorophyll reacts with the sun to produce nutrients for plants!




Just thought I'd jump on the bandwagon of obvious comments.

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Highlander
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 4:36:06 PM

Bears, woods. 'nuff said.

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Gone
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 2:23:20 PM
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So does this mean that the DS4 will be a separate accessory that we will have to buy if we want to play driving and action adventure games?

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jdt1981
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 2:27:38 PM
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That's fine as long as these motion controllers remain an optional accessory. If they become the main control scheme like the Wii then I'll become a PC only gamer. I don't have any interest in motion controls. I want traditional games played with a traditional controller, if they stop making those games then sadly gaming will be over for me.

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Fane1024
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 5:08:06 PM

Funny...since game pads are an optional accessory on the PC.

Not that I disagree with your general point.

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jdt1981
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 6:12:23 PM

Yeah my general point is that I prefer traditional controls which I would include the KB+M. :)

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BikerSaint
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 2:48:51 PM
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It's funny how Ubisoft's CEO, Yves Guillemot, doesn't want to talk about who will "win" the motion war.

Because I've seen article after article on how Ubisoft loves the Kinect, how Ubisoft is proud to be making numerous Kiect games, & how Kinect is Ubisoft's future.

And not one single solitary article from Ubisoft alone on just the Move.

Soooo, Yves Guillemot, you always spin-doctor much???????????????????????????????????????????


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Jawknee
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 3:06:15 PM

LOL, fitting really. A mediocre developer laying down with a mediocre console.

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Highlander
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 4:32:57 PM

Ubisoft likes games on rails....Personally, I rail against games on rails...

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Jawknee
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 5:58:24 PM

LOL!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 3:07:58 PM
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Using a $500 million campaign just to push it's Kinect, I seriously doubt that M$ will make much profit(if any) on it.

But I'm sure they're not even interested in making any profit either, because IMO they'd much rather take another huge loss in trying to push any & all their competition off to the side, just as IMO once again, that they've always tried to do..

Don't forget, M$ worldwide plan in real life, is to become Skynet!!!!


And IMP, the bully we all know as M$ now feels that it has to throw the weight of it's money around once again in order to achieve world dominate over the gamers too.

(Disclaimer: to all M$ related lawyers, these were only my opinion, so here's my suggestion to all of you....
Climb all the way up to the very top of the Eiffel Tower & dive off it into a 1 gallon pail of water, and then truly...... go f*ck yourselves)!



Microsoft is spending a half billion to promote the Kinect motion sensor.

Kinecthttp://www.thealistdaily.com/news/microsoft-spending-half-billion-promoting-kinect/

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Jawknee
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 4:29:20 PM

Given how many problems the Xbox had, how much money they spend on advertising, how much money they throw at developers for timed exclusive rights and now this, its a wonder they made any money at all.

Not to mention the lawsuits they lost because of the crapbox.

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Highlander
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 4:35:44 PM

MS is *not* interested in making a profit with Kinect, or even the Xbox360. It has never been about making a profit, if it had been, they would have approached the market differently. MS' aim with the 360, and now Kinect, is to disrupt the video game market and to weaken Sony. MS wants to control the living room the same way that they have controlled the Personal Computer space for two decades. MS will spend whatever they think they need to in order to disrupt the market and bring down the established players.

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THEVERDIN
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 4:37:37 PM
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3 million Kinects? That means they'll be 900,000 unhappy kinecter's due to 30% failure rate.

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Fane1024
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 5:13:37 PM

...or 100% when they discover the basic tech doesn't actually work.

Every hands-on (hands-off?) report on Kinect I've heard says the device just doesn't work right at all. Maybe M$ will get it working by launch, but I seriously doubt it.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 6:01:35 PM
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Microsoft is full of money eaters, I don't see any good predictions on their stats.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 6:26:53 PM
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On a much better note for Sony....

Sony's PlayStation Move Shooting Attachment hits the bulls-eye....

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/sonys-playstation-move-shooting-attachment-hits-the-bulls-eye.ars

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BikerSaint
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 6:30:49 PM
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Sony says it shipped 1M PlayStation Move units in a month.

In September, Sony sold 311,000 PlayStation 3 consoles, up 38 percent from August, according to market researcher NPD.

Dille attributed that increase in part to the Move bundles, which package the PS 3 with Move hardware. Dille said that PS 3 peripheral sales rose 163 percent from August to September, a reflection of good sales of the Move. He said there are 24 Move-enabled games on the market, including Sony’s own Sports Champions game. Sony also just shipped The Shoot, which comes packaged with a gun-like peripheral.

About 15 more Move games are expected to ship by March 31.

More on the article here....

http://venturebeat.com/2010/10/21/sony-says-it-shipped-1m-playstation-move-units-in-a-month/

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A2K78
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 8:04:50 PM
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Someone should remind Mr. Yves Guillemot that add-ons eventually get abandoned.

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___________
Friday, October 22, 2010 @ 2:10:19 AM
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of course they will, as will 3D.
but there never going to replace the good old controller.
some games suit motion controls, some dont.
like GOW3, your really going to go through it swinging your arms around for several hours straight?
it suits some games perfectly, games that let you sit back and relax as if you were using a normal DS3 like shooters.
thats why shooters are best suited to this because its so similar to what were used too.
as james may said, electric cars are not the cars of the future because there too much of a inconvenience.
there too different.
the cars of tomorrow are hydrogen cars, because there so like the cars of today.

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