Microsoft and Sony’s upcoming eighth generation consoles, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be bought by hardcore gamers, according to Patrice Désilets, Assassin’s Creed (2009) creative director.

Speaking with GI.biz, Désilets said that he probably needed to explain himself a bit more, because there was a big reaction about the digital part.”

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He went on, “I was having a wink at that. But, honestly, I never actually put a date on the future. I didn’t say, ‘in two years it’s all going to be digital, or in five years.’ I just think, ‘come on, guys, the future is going to be digital.’

And maybe right now we don’t fully understand it, so we don’t know how to communicate what digital is and how it will actually work. But I was a bit like, ‘Really?’ It’s all going to be digital, and we’re already halfway through it. That’s why I took the CD as an example. I know some people still buy CDs and vinyl, but nobody’s yelling at Apple because of iTunes.

I just find that a bit hypocritical. Just a little bit. Because Microsoft was trying to do something [different], and yes the message wasn’t the best one, and it wasn’t delivered the best way, but in the end I think people will buy most games on PSN on PlayStation 4 and Xbox Live on Xbox One.”

Désilets talks about Microsoft’s approach at always online and 24-hour check-in policy and how they communicated it poorly.

“The problem is the message, and how to deliver the message. They focused on the wrong stuff. They didn’t have to mention that you needed an internet connection every 24 hours. They didn’t have to do that.”

Many people were upset and created petition to get Microsoft to change the policy and in the end Microsoft’s pulled down those 24-hour checks and always online policy.

Désilets believes “A lot of those people – the hardcore gamers – will buy both consoles in the end anyway.”

Will you be buying both Xbox One and PS4 eventually?

 

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