The iconic game to convince you to get a new console

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The new-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony are both pretty fantastic bits of kit, but there’s just one thing that stopping many people from throwing down the cash to get a new system; the lack of a must-have, generation-defining game. Ubiquitious publisher Ubisoft is going to change that.

Ubisoft has announced a partnership with The Tetris Company and revealed its plan to bring the classic Alexey Pajitnov Soviet puzzler to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Yes, the game you’ve been playing for 30 years and is available on every single system that plays games will now be available on your newest ones too.

“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 Henk B. Rogers, the managing director of The Tetris Company about the new partnership with Ubisoft.

Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot was equally bullish about the new partnership. 

“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.”

Ubisoft is now publisher of the two very best block-dropping puzzlers on the planet; Tetris and the goddamned incredible Lumines (which is probably still my favourite PSP game). 

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In its 30 years of existence Tetris has been published by all sort of companies, including Nintendo and most recently EA, who’s put their version of the game on mobiles and last-gen’s consoles. The game was originally created by Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov and released in 1984. Because it was essentially owned by the Soviet government for so long, Pajitnov only started making money from his work when the rights for the game reverted to him in 1996 and he created of the Tetris Company.

Tetris has, to date, appeared on over 65 different gaming platforms – and soon it’ll be on two more.

Last Updated: January 17, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Umar digs KOS-MOS

    Well that does it. I have to get a next gen console

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Awesome, I can’t wait to play Tetris with Uplay integration. It’s been a dream for so long, finally it’s come true.

    In related news, my tailors have arrived with my new white coat & are requesting a fitting.

    • Umar digs KOS-MOS

      I know right, I dreamt of this day since I was a fetus….I don’t think I could’ve asked for better news.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      Now with jump in co-op. What better way to screw up your perfectly placed tile than to have someone hop in and move it at the last second

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        lol It’s funny, because there’s a very good chance that’s true.

    • General JJ Raven (John)

      Need to get me Titan now. Dammit.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        You’d better get 2 for an SLI config. You’ll need all that power to handle the demanding high-poly block models.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Awesome! I can’t wait to have to fork out cash on a microtransaction to buy that much needed long piece!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      That’s what she said.

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        Wow. I…just… wow. Well done. Someone had some super strong coffee this morning. Watch your back in the comments today. I will return this favor 😉 😛

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          That was just luck. I haven’t even HAD my coffee. I think I may be overtired. 😉

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Ah. Easy target then 🙂

    • Umar digs KOS-MOS

      Exactly, we’re totally sincere and not being sarcastic at all when we say this is the best news of the generation

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        That is completely true. If this is how it starts can you just imagine what else we’ll hear as the gen progresses. New Pong or Snake games anyone? WOOHOO!

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          Dude. You are on to something! New Snake would definitely make it impossible to not buy a next gen console!

          • Kromas

            New consoles don’t have enough ram to run snake. Best they stick to gorillas or Qbert..

          • Man, Is pent way too much time playing gorillas as a yoot.

          • Kromas

            The great great great great gandaddy of worms.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            dat spelling!

          • Pop culture reference. 😉

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Not that one, the other that you corrected 😛

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    You know they should really innovate with their new version, basic Tetris has been done too many times. That header image has inspired me. No more is It just a block-building game, now it’s a dramatic fight to save the human race! The blocks are actually invading alien space ships attempting to land on our cities, and you have to fly your super fighter underneath them to destroy their only weak spots. It’ll be epic!

    • Header is from here.

      Watch it. 🙂

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I honestly don’t know what to say to that. WTF did I just watch? O_O

        • RinceThis2014

          I think that was OVG going “DANNNNN DANNNN DANNNN

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            In a world where the sky is falling BVVVVVVVVMMMMMMMMMM

      • Kensei Seraph

        Now why can’t things like this be made into an actual movie.

  • SheHulkNigri

    I am convinced now. Time to look up that one Nigerian slave trader I know. I am sure I will miss the Missus, but ye gods, Tetris on next gen console just cannot be passed up…

  • RinceThis2014

    Next Gen Tetris: What you’ve all been waiting for.

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  • Pierre Adriaan Du Plessis

    O.o ….blah… Maybe it’s multi-player co-op tetris with customizable skins and dynamic rotation combos! I bet the environment is destructible too and if you pay a little extra you get exclusive access to a bonus piece that fits into any hole! It probably auto-saves every time you drop a chunk, so if you die you can just wait 30 seconds to reload the entire board from scratch. oooooh I CAN wait…

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