This year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic puzzle game Tetris – feeling old yet? – and to celebrate the occasion, Ubisoft has announced that it has signed a new deal with The Tetris Company to bring it to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the first time.
Originally created by Soviet programmer Alexei Pajitnov, Tetris has become a huge name in the industry, with over 170 million copies sold across various titles released over the years. Ubisoft’s vision plans to honor this legacy, although it could also introduce some new concepts as well.
Henk B. Rogers, managing director of The Tetris Company, stated, “We welcome Ubisoft to the Tetris family. I am 100 percent sure they will develop one of the best versions of the Tetris game ever.”
Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot chimed in, “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.”
There’s no word yet on a release date – or even an official title – but here’s hoping it drops (get it — drops?) this year.