informa
/
1 MIN READ
News

Ubisoft CEO: Live games give devs a chance to refine rather than start from scratch

Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot explores the company's trend toward live games and the company's habit of improving a game over rather than "redoing everything each year."

“Why do you want to redo everything each year if you can improve and increase the experience in one game?”

- Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot explores the company's trend toward live games in an interview with IGN.

Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot sat down with IGN’s Unfiltered podcast to run through his time with the company and talk about the philosophies Ubisoft takes towards things like monetization and live development.

Many of Ubisoft’s biggest releases fall under the category of live games, and have evolved quite a bit since their launch. Those gradual improvements and continued support are things that Ubisoft has credited in the past with helping to maintain strong and growing playerbases. That includes titles like Ubisoft's still-thriving 2015 release Rainbow Six Siege, and something Guillemot discusses briefly with IGN.

In a clip from the full interview, Guillemot says that Ubisoft aims to create worlds and games that offer players reasons to stick around for the long haul, either through gameplay or social features. Live games, he explains, provide a unique way for the company to accomplish this. 

“It's easier for us to improve and increase the number of possibilities that the game can bring than restart from scratch," Guillemot tells IGN. "Yes, we need also to have a little bit of monetization in those games so that it can pay for the content all the teams are doing, but you can do better when you don’t have to redo everything I would say.”

The full, near-hour-long chat is well worth a listen as well and can be found on IGN’s website and podcast feeds.

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Remote
1.19.23
Senior Producer

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
1.09.23
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio

Fast Travel Games

Hybrid (Stockholm, Sweden)
1.09.23
Social Media / Community Manager
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more