"It's Going To Be Connected. It's Going To Be Social"
According to Ubisoft, Microsoft's next-gen console will be fairly similar to the PS4 in terms of hardware, features and social connectivity.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat suggests that the next-generation Xbox' specs will be "aligned with what Sony announced."
"It's going to be connected. It's going to be social. It's going to be immersive. It's going to be interactive."
Despite keeping schtum about specifics, Mallat suggested that both next-gen consoles will distance themselves as well as superior graphics potential. “Let’s state the obvious: the easy and immediate thing is going to be the graphics," he continued. "There are some mind-blowing graphics right now on our next-gen technology, both on Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed."
“That will be the entry door for anyone, even for the mainstream. It’s really going to be amazing. Trust me on this one. That being said, the connected aspects and the social components will be what will define the difference between a next-gen experience and a current-gen experience. And we’re eager to be able to talk about that and show that when we’re ready.”
Yesterday, Gamestop CEO J. Paul Raines described the next Xbox as a "hot, compelling device." The onus is now on Microsoft to make their move, which is heavily tipped to occur via press event later this month.