If you're expecting Microsoft to do something wildly different than Sony with its next-gen gaming box, you will probably be disappointed, as Ubisoft Montreal boss Yannis Mallat claims that the Xbox 720 and PS4 will be quite similar in more ways than just tech specs.
The Xbox 360 successor will be "aligned with what Sony announced” Mallat told Eurogamer, adding, “it’s going to be connected. It’s going to be social. It’s going to be immersive. It’s going to be interactive.”
He then went on to explain why these new social features will be far more important than better graphics in defining the next generation, saying:
That will be the entry door for anyone, even for the mainstream. It’s really going to be amazing. Trust me on this one. That being said, the connected aspects and the social components will be what will define the difference between a next-gen experience and a current-gen experience. And we’re eager to be able to talk about that and show that when we’re ready.
What are you most looking forward to seeing out of the next-gen consoles? More connectivity and social features? Better graphics? Sound off in the comments below.