Alexey Pajitnov created Tetris on the Electronika 60, a computer with only 8KB of RAM. Thirty years later, 8GB of RAM is not uncommon for a gaming PC. What could Tetris do with all this extra memory we have now, all these spare processor cores, all these fancy graphics cards? Give us freedom to roam an open-world Tetris Land, doing Tetris parkour, following high-poly Tetris blocks going about their daily routines, customising and upgrading our tetrominoes, and becoming the unlikely hero of Tetris society.
If there’s anyone who’d give us that, it’s probably Ubisoft. The publishers have announced Tetris Ultimate, their “next-gen Tetris.” But… oh. It’s nothing like that. It’s just Tetris with a few modes.