Ubisoft CEO: We plan to stop making games for the Xbox 360 after 2015

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot may have signaled the beginning of the end of major game development for Microsoft's Xbox 360. In a new interview, he stated that due to the unexpected speed of hardware sales of the current generation consoles like the Xbox One, the publisher will likely shut down development of games for the Xbox 360 after 2015.

Ubisoft plans to release Assassin's Creed Unity for the Xbox One and other current generation platforms this fall and will also release a separate game, Assassin's Creed Rogue, for the Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 this year as well. In a chat with Game Informer, Guillemot stated:

"What we see is that this year is still fine for the PS3 and 360, but next year because they are selling very quickly, we'll move to the new hardware. After 2015, it will be hard for us to create games for those systems."

While game publishers like Ubisoft may be slowly shutting down their Xbox 360 development plans, it's likely that Microsoft will continue to offer support for the console for several more years at least. What do you think of Guillemot's comments?

Source: Game Informer

John Callaham