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Ubisoft Making Fewer AAA Games

An interview on guardian.co.uk hears from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who discusses the French game developer/publisher's take on the future of digitally distributed games. He discusses cross platform games and the next generation of consoles, and says that they will be developing fewer "bigger" games going forward, though they may also be experimenting more with smaller projects:

With next gen consoles, it's going toward bigger games, and yes, we will make less of them. But with free-to-play games, the teams aren't as big so we can try different things and find subjects that are of interest to consumers. We announced Mighty Quest for Epic Loot last week, and we are announcing new types of games. This new environment is actually giving us the chance because we're reaching new consumers to develop new types of game brand and experience. What I like about the FTP model is that you are with your consumers all the time you can spend six months refining the gameplay and then put it in another environment, another title, because you automatically know it works well.

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20. Re: Ubisoft Making Fewer AAA Games Sep 13, 2012, 16:32 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 16:22:
Kajetan wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 13:50:
Cutter wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 13:23:
How guys like this ever get to be in charge of anything boggles the mind.
Having the right social contacts, having the right university diploma and being in the right fraternities, having the right "social scent", not being a filthy upstart and newcomer, originating from the right families.

To get a job as a CEO is very, very easy when you are born in the wealthy part of the city. Social transition is still very weak, classes still exist and influence our daily life.

How true. I remember when I was working corporate and our new North American VP of operations came by. The guy was all of 26 and a Wharton MBA with zero real world experience, but word around the campfire was his family were mucky mucks with our CEO.

He has the corporate scent.
 
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