Ubisoft's content director, Julian Geright, has claimed that the upcoming Tom Clancy's EndWar game will change the way people will make games on consoles.
"This is the first game of its type and I don't think that games on console will be made the same after Endwar," he said. "It's kind of boastful, but I really do think that this is a watershed type of game."
EndWar is a real-time strategy game made specifically for the PS3 and Xbox 360. When asked about other RTS games that have been ported to console platforms, Geright said: "I hate saying bad things about other peoples' games, but when EA ships Battle for Middle Earth on PC and then goes 'okay, that's going to take a team of forty/fifty peoplesix months to get it out on 360'.
"They can do a really great job in terms of UI, they can do agreat job in mapping the controls and making it accessible, but it remains a PC game. The difference in PC games and console games is huge, even in first person shooters. Think of before GoldenEye - people didn't play first person shooters on console. It wasn't that fun."
May 29, 2008