It's a good thing that Sony's Ken Kutaragi reportedly doesn't care
about the competition, because if he did he might be worried about the strong words of support
for Microsoft's Xbox 360 coming from Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot during an interview with GameIndustry.biz.
Guillemot said that Ubisoft granted an exclusive Splinter Cell title for Xbox 360
because, "Splinter Cell
was created on the first Xbox, so we thought it was important to come back for one volume with Microsoft to create a very good quality title focused on using the full power of the system." He added later, "We love Xbox 360 because it's easy to develop on and that's why we want to put great quality products on it."
Ubisoft is clearly hedging its bets in the next-generation console race by offering plenty of launch support for the Wii
and brining major games like Assassin's Creed
to the PS3 as well as to the 360
. Still, this laudatory interview from the company's president is sure to brighten the mood of any ardent 360 supporter.