Ubisoft CEO Says Assassin’s Creed Origins Fans Will Be Amazed by Odyssey, Doesn’t Have Any News on Splinter Cell
Speaking with Gamespot during Gamescom 2018, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said once again that the delay enjoyed by Assassin’s Creed Origins last year helped the game’s success and added that fans are in for a treat with the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, due on October 2nd.
I think it really gave the team the possibility to really bring what they wanted to and the community has been responding very, very well to it, and when I see what we are coming with Odyssey, I know that the community that got back in with Origins will be amazed.
When asked specifically about a new Splinter Cell game, which fans expected to be revealed at this year’s E3, the Ubisoft CEO didn’t have any news to share yet.
So I will disappoint you because I don’t have an answer to give you exactly, but each brand we have, and each character, we want them to live in the long-term, so one day you will see something, but I can’t give you more details.
Yves Guillemot also spoke once again (he had done so a couple weeks ago) of the advantages of streaming via the cloud. It’s not just the ability to reach a much larger audience, but also the potential of the cloud’s computing power.
What we like in streaming is not only the fact that AAA games can be played by many people, which is something very interesting because it means that with a low-end PC you will still be able to play a AAA game, or even on mobile you will play a AAA game, so that’s one thing we like. But the second thing we also love is the fact that instead of having a PC or console limitation, we can have huge processes on big farm servers that will allow us to have different experiences [that are] more connected, more alive, closer to what we can live in real life. So there are lots of new challenges, but also lots of new opportunities that would be fantastic.
We still have to have 5G, we still have to have a few things to make sure this experience is going to be good, but when it’s going to be there and work perfectly, there’s the potential of having a machine which is 10,000 times more powerful than what we have today and gives you something full of possibilities.