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Ubisoft: Nintendo Project Cafe makes PS3, Xbox ports easy

updated 12:35 pm EDT, Fri May 13, 2011

Ubisoft CEO says Nintendo Cafe friendly to ports

Nintendo's Project Cafe will be much more friendly to cross-platform games than the Wii, Ubisoft chief Yves Guillemot hinted during a results call. He explained that developers could "leverage a lot of the work" from the PS3 and Xbox 360. Titles would still be optimized for the future console, according to Guillemot, but much more of the core work will carry over.

"We will not have to redo completely the games that we create," he said.

The tip didn't directly confirm details, but it strongly supported beliefs that Project Cafe would at least partly step back from the nearly all-motion control of the Wii. Rumors have at least one controller, possibly the default, coming with a large touchscreen in the middle and traditional controls on either side. Its performance might also be faster than the PS3 and Xbox 360 and would be more than fast enough to get ports without losing detail.

Nintendo is due to unveil Project Cafe at its E3 presentation on June 7 and might ship it as soon as the end of this year. [via Eurogamer]

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