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Tetris is Coming to Xbox One and PS4

Because what you're looking for on your next-gen console is Tetris.

By Mike Williams. Published 3 months ago

Quick question: What game are you really excited to play on your shiny, new Xbox One or PlayStation 4? I'll hazard a guess no one answered, 'Tetris'. (Well, you probably did because you've read the headline already...) Yesterday, R.B.I. Baseball was revived; today, it's Tetris.

Ubisoft - yes, Ubisoft - has announced a partnership with the Tetris Company to bring Tetris to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014, so it's time for a new version of the classic title.

"We welcome Ubisoft to the Tetris family. I am 100% sure they will develop one of the best versions of the Tetris game ever," said Tetris Company managing director Henk B. Rogers.

"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," added Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.

No screenshots or specific release date were given and Ubisoft hasn't said how they're sprucing up the game for 2014. This is the most unexpected news I've written all week, but I admit I'm pretty excited if the price is right. I remember playing Tetris over and over again on my original Game Boy, because it was one of the few Game Boy games that wouldn't put me in adolescent rage. (Seriously Super Mario Land and Operation C were hard.) $5 to $10 with online play is what my heart desires, Ubisoft!

The best community comments so far 7 comments

  • Frosty840 3 months ago

    @metalangel There's actually a very specific set of rules that any modern version of Tetris has to conform to, set out by The Tetris Company, and the GB Tetris isn't compatible with them. This makes the rules bunk as far as I'm concerned but it does mean that we'll never see "real" Tetris again; at least not for a long time.
    A pity.

  • Mirai Tails 3 months ago

    "...all the capacities of next-gen consoles..."
    I hope this new version doesn't put too much stress on my PS4.Edited January 2014 by Unknown

  • metalangel 3 months ago

    The thing is, nothing will ever top that Game Boy version, and I've tried a lot of them.

    I saw a guy on the subway the other day playing Tetris on his phone. But it wasn't Tetris... every time a new piece appeared, the game would offer three or four placements for it, and he just tapped whichever one he wanted with this thumb and it did the rest for him. The only advantage I can see to that is that it left him his other hand free to hold onto the pole (unlike most idiots on the subway who read or text with both hands and go flying when the brakes come on) but otherwise... talk about dumbing down!

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