Tetris game for Xbox One, PS4 coming from Assassin's Creed publisher

Ubisoft and The Tetris Company announce partnership to bring iconic puzzle franchise to new consoles from Microsoft and Sony.

Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft and The Tetris Company today announced a partnership to create a new Tetris game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to be released digitally. The Tetris franchise marks its 30th anniversary in 2014, though the press release announcing the news made no mention of a release date for the new Ubisoft game.

Tetris is one of the most iconic and memorable franchises in gaming, having sold hundreds of millions of units worldwide across more than 50 different platforms since it began in 1984. It's not clear what form the new Tetris game from Ubisoft will take, but CEO Yves Guillemot commented that the titles will make use of "all the capabilities" of the Xbox One and PS4.

Last summer, Ubisoft signed a deal with Hasbro to develop and games based on board game franchises like Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Risk, Battleship, and Cranium.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

123 comments
Hurvl
Hurvl

Tetris? How about making Pong playable on the new consoles. I'd love to see what kind of next-gen graphics we could get for that classic game.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

I hope this is more tetrisphere or tetris worlds or virtual boy tetris than standard tetris. I mean literally, if you make a basic tetris game at this point, it should be GPL. 

vadagar1
vadagar1

next thing you know we will have a new pac man :O

inspectercoley
inspectercoley

As long as it's very similar to Tetris Worlds from the N64 I will be happy.


ecurl143
ecurl143

If those coloured block shapes come with bevelled edges and shiny shaders, it will be absolutely awesome.

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

Aw yeah, now that's a reason to do the next gen jump



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Will I be able to buy cool premium skins for the pieces? Because if not, I'm not interested. 

Tao_and_Zen
Tao_and_Zen

I just hope the new consoles are powerful enough! Hey why not bring back Pong as well?! I predict this is gonna flop or be part of a free games pack.

gamrinline
gamrinline

I was horrible at tetris. Hopefully this is a sign of bringing back the classics. I wonder if publishers keep coding archived for all games.

streamline
streamline

So Tetris will be the new side game for AC5 then become the theme for AC6?

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator moderator

I want a new Tetris Attack style game.

pszone
pszone

its same game over and over again until no one care about Tetris anymore.

deadpen
deadpen

This is going to look amazing in 1080p

NoSoul81
NoSoul81

I wonder if it'll have a confusing story that never ends?

clr84651
clr84651

I played the PS3 Tetris quite a bit. I like the multiplayer aspect. 

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

All we're missing now is the announcement of the Tetris Movie, YAY!!!

pyro1245
pyro1245

when i want to play tetris I google 'tetris'.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

meh tetris is tetris ive already got tons and tons of tetris games no need for another ,       give me a real james bond game  or driver 6 then we can walk


hadlee73
hadlee73

And the poor old Wii U gets stuck with Dr Luigi.

pyro1245
pyro1245

hey I made a tetris game too!

endorbr
endorbr

Someone is taking a page from the Nintendo play book.

linthes999
linthes999

Wow.  First Zen Pinball and now Tetris? This next-gen is pretty darn amazing... /sigh

rasterror
rasterror

Yes! A new game coming out for the PS4.

kane6911
kane6911

ok this is for MrMojoRisin70. if more people where like you for bashing a console that you probably couldn't afford just because your wallet was to lite we would still be in a the dark ages for education purposes. look the fact is people they brought a classic back for another generation to enjoy. as far as which console is better people no one really cares because it varies form person to person. i like them both i own them both and they are two very different consoles and are made to meet very difference standing on entertainment. so please do not be a fool all your life.       

MrMojoRisin70
MrMojoRisin70

Unfortunately, they had to make a few concessions to get it to run on Xbox One.

The blocks are now all the same color and they had to drop the frame rate down to 20 fps.

Barighm
Barighm

Well, it's difficult to let a venerable franchise die. By this point, Tetris is practically on the same level as Mario with regards to representing the video game industry.

wEEman33
wEEman33

Keep fucking that chicken.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Tetris.....that's 'next gen' for ya!

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Zombrex Everyone older than you. I'd rather play Tetris than any Uncharteds.

e1tonka
e1tonka

@kane6911 It is ironic that the word education pops up in your paragraph. That is all.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Barighm Except Tetris predates mario and is more popular.

Zombrex
Zombrex

If "everyone else" is older than me they must be close to retiring. Might explain why they play Tetris.

linthes999
linthes999

@endorbr @linthes999 I've got no beef with Pinball.  I'm just not overly impressed with it being on Ps4.  I didn't buy a Ps4 to play Pinball (or Tetris).

kane6911
kane6911

@e1tonka @kane6911 i can say that it was more of a fast rant of people who are just on here to make other people feel bad of the console they brought. sorry for the errors though.  

Hurvl
Hurvl

@ZombrexI often think that everyone is older than me, but that's because I feel younger than I actually am. I'm 29 soon, but newly shaved I could be taken for 22 and that's how old I think I am :P.