With a new console cycle approaching, developers have had to learn entirely new sets of hardware, which usually leads to launch titles that don't come at all close to using a console's full potential. In yesterday's interview with CVG, Alain Corre, executive director at Ubisoft, says that the company is working to make this year's launch games the best they can be.
It does take time to master new technology, but this time we've been able to partner with Sony on PS4 and Microsoft on Xbox One early. We've been able to understand the core architecture of the console and have aligned our production capacities and creativity on what we feel they can bring.
Corre went on to note Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag as ways that the company have raised the bar for launch titles. While many have worried that these titles would simply be current generation games that have been slightly tweaked for the two new consoles, Corre reassured that the development teams have done their best to set these versions apart from their PS3 and Xbox 360 counterparts.
Of course, Corre acknowledged that developers will find new ways to work with the hardware over the next few years, allowing them to surpass what they're currently able to do at launch.