Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has said that he predicts there will be just one more console generation before we all switch to streaming games.
Speaking to Variety, Guillemot said:
“I think we will see another generation, but there is a good chance that step-by-step we will see less and less hardware. With time, I think streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to have big hardware at home. There will be one more console generation and then after that, we will be streaming, all of us.”
Guillemot seems very hopeful about the outcome. He says that it will increase accessibility and increase the speed of AAA game industry growth:
“It is going to help the AAA game industry grow much faster. We have to work on the accessibility of those games, to make sure they can be played on any device, but the fact that we will be able to stream those games on mobile phones and television screens without a console is going to change a lot of the industry.”
When we’ll see this next (possibly last) generation is still up in the air. This November, the PS4 and Xbox One will both be five-years-old. Mid-cycle upgrades like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X have scuppered the lifespan predictions we’re used to.
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