Yves Guillemot (CEO of Ubisoft) has recently been interviewed by GamesIndustry and has talked, among other things, about the future of service-based games such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and the future title of Skull & Bones.
This is the statement of Yves Guillemot: “There’s a good diversity in what people want to play. It’s not one game against the other. More and more people are playing games and they want different types of experiences. So, for sure, we’ll have to take people from other games, but after five years on one game they might want to try something else.”
“Those types of games, we think we’ll be able to increase the number of people playing those type of experiences,” Guillemot argued further. “The market is also going to grow quite a lot: more countries, more people in each country – because the cost to play those games per hour is less than we used to have. If you look at a 15-hour game that costs $60, that’s $4 per hour. Now you can play games for 200 hours, a thousand hours and still for $60, plus some investment in the game. It’s more like 20 to 40 cents per hour. So you can [justify] playing many of those games if you have time.”
GamesIndustry asks about the competition and this does not scare Guillemot, who claims that gamers want to experience different gaming experiences.