Ubisoft is saying that they think what the Gaming industry needs is new consoles. He is concerned that in extending the cycle past it’s usual time line creativity and innovation may wane. Following the usual cycle where consoles become less and less techincally comparable to their PC counterparts this may be true.
Guillemot believes that a new console would spark the market and cause alot of new innovation in the industry. I think he is dead wrong on many aspects. He is in the industry, but as an observer it has always seemed to me the reason for the wind down on prior consoles is development teams focusing on the new ones. The lesser graphical fidelity when compared to consoles could also force teams working on them to be innovative in their technical tricks or in their gameplay systems to keep the games interesting to the consumer.