With the Nintendo NX rumoured to be in production trials, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot talked up the potential of the Kyoto-based company’s next console at a Ubisoft event.
“I think, once again, the interface is very attractive,” he said. “It’s a machine that will be easy to use for all gamers. They have built in something that will give us chance to really have a different experience from what exists today,” he said in conversation with IGN. “That’s what I like – that they come with something new that is adapted to what we actually want now.”
During a separate presentation, he called it “a fantastic machine”, stating that “I think it’s a really new approach, it’s really Nintendo, coming with something new again. We love it.”
Although the Wii U has been regarded as a sales failure, Guillemot believes that Nintendo has learned the error of its ways.
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“What we see is that Nintendo has learned from the Wii U. All publishers learn from what they do, and then come with something new and more attractive, which I think is the case here.”
This comes on the back of The Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara confirming that it would be a handheld and home console.
“The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held device,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara in conversation with The Wall Street Journal. “We will make games for the NX.”
Although the NX is due in March next year, we’ve yet to see Nintendo make an official announcement just yet. It seems to be content with the heads of other companies doing the talking right now. Hopefully this will change in the weeks to come.