Everyone’s favorite game of descending blocks will be receiving new Xbox One and PS4 versions courtesy of Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft.
If there is a game out quite as addictive as Tetris, we haven’t found it. Forget open world titles and their promises of endless content, all you need to glue us to our televisions is an NES copy of the world’s favorite classic puzzle title. Of course, we wouldn’t need to go the old school route if we didn’t want to. Tetris as a property has been so consistently popular over the years that finding and playing a working version can literally be done on your phone.
That said, if you’re itching for a fancy big console edition you’re in luck. Ubisoft has announced today that it partnering up with The Tetris Company to create and publish digital versions of the descending puzzler on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “We welcome Ubisoft to the Tetris family,” said Henk Rogers, managing director of The Tetris Company. “I am 100 percent sure they will develop one of the best versions of the Tetris game ever.”
Ubisoft will be taking over console publishing duties from Electronic Arts which held the console rights from 2007 to 2011. The questions now, of course, are when gamers can expect the PS4 and Xbox One editions to be released and how much Ubisoft intends to sell them for. We have reached out to the company for additional comments and will let you know if there any updates.
Source: GamesIndustry International