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Ubisoft says PS3, 360 are "close in what we can do with them"

7 November 2007

Ubisoft CEO and President Yves Guillemot has declared that Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 are both very similar in terms of what developers are able to utilize from the technology available.

Speaking at the recent BMO Capital Markets conference, Guillemot stated that both systems were "close in what we can do with them", adding that each machine offered various elements that developers are able to take advantage of.

Guillemot also remained confident that the remainder of 2007 "should be a great year for the PS3”, citing the recent price cut in North America as a reason for the spike in sales.

Elsewhere, he also addressed the process of porting Xbox 360 games to PS3, playing down suggestions that it requires considerably more effort than it if were the other way around.

“What we do now is create for the PS3 and 360 at the same time, and it doesn't cost more than 10 per cent extra to develop for the other machine”, he said.

"Before it was costing us more, about 20 per cent, just because it was difficult to learn the PS3 hardware, but now our engines are done and we can easily develop for both machines."

Ubisoft’s latest offering for PS3 and Xbox 360, Assassin’s Creed, is due out in North America on November 13.


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