Tetris is Coming to Xbox One and PS4

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

News by Mike Williams, .

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!

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  • Avatar for Mirai-Tails #1 Mirai-Tails 4 years 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 Mirai-Tails
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  • Avatar for metalangel #2 metalangel 4 years 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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  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue #3 Funny_Colour_Blue 4 years ago
    EA's PS3 tetris was pretty great. I have fond memories of blazing through 4 player online matches with classical music playing in the background. I'm just disappointed that EA took it down from PSN pretty quickly.

    ...I just wish my PS3 was still working...(sigh).Edited January 2014 by Funny_Colour_Blue
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  • Avatar for boxofficepoison #4 boxofficepoison 4 years ago
    Sad thing is Tetris will be the best game available for either console when it
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  • Avatar for Frosty840 #5 Frosty840 4 years 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.
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  • Avatar for pixelatedsoul #6 pixelatedsoul 4 years ago
    @Frosty840 Isn't one of those rules, that you can spin the block endlessly to prevent the next block from appearing? Last time I played Tetris was on the DS. That was a feature I never really cared for.

    I highly recommend a documentary titled "Ecstacy of Order." It's a film following a groupd of Tetris masters coming together for a tournament to crown the best Tetris player. It's very well done.
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  • Avatar for metalangel #7 metalangel 4 years ago
    @Frosty840 I did not know that! Thanks for sharing.
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