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Ubisoft partnership with The Tetris Company means a new Tetris game for PS4

Posted by on January 16th, 2014 | 5 Comments | Tags:

Ubisoft has revealed their partnership with The Tetris Company will lead to a new Tetris game for next generation consoles. PlayStation 4 will likely mean a heavy focus on social integration and competitive online multiplayer for the 30th anniversary of the franchise.

As this is a new reveal, not much else is known about the game including the actual title and whether it will be exclusively downloadable or also on disc for retail consumption. The last Tetris game released on PSN for PS3 and PSP was licensed by EA. Tetris, being a game released back in 1984 and having sold hundreds of millions of copies in 50 languages across 185 countries, is almost like the NFL. The license seems to be changing hands every few years.

With Ubisoft behind the wheel, anything could happen. They could get colorful with the license and do something akin to what Nintendo has done in the past, they could make a Tetris Blitz Facebook-like game that will keep people coming back, they could completely butcher it by somehow requiring UPlay or somehow integrate Ubisoft brands like Assassin’s Creed into their version of Tetris. There will likely be a companion app for mobile devices, who knows.

Henk B. Rogers, managing director of The Tetris Company, seems to think there is no need for concern. He says:

We welcome Ubisoft to the Tetris family. I am 100% sure they will develop one of the best versions of the Tetris game ever.

Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft co-founder and CEO, confirms Ubisoft’s excitement for the partnership by saying:

We’re very excited to start working with this world-renowned brand, and can’t wait to combine Ubisoft’s expertise and all the capacities of next-gen consoles to create an exciting new Tetris experience for fans.

Do you think Ubisoft is capable of delivering “an exciting new Tetris experience” that is truly “for fans”, or would they possibly give in to making this clearly their own version of the venerable Tetris brand? Let us know you thoughts in the comments below.