What is the future of consoles? According to EA Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore, there may not be a future for video game consoles.
In a recent interview with The Daily Orange, the executive suggested that the rise of streaming means that video game consoles as we know them will soon go the way of the VHS, the walkman, etc. Obsolete!
Moore said: “I’m not sure there will be consoles, as we know them anymore. Games will be accessed by streaming technology, so we don’t need hardware intermediaries in between the two. If you and I want to play Battlefield 12 against each other, we’ll just jump into a game via whatever monitor we happen to have in our homes. It’ll be on a chip, rather than in a box.”
Of course, what Moore is talking about will probably only happen centuries from now…if humanity even makes it…so you need not worry about a bunch of G-men storming your house and swapping your plastic box for a single computer chip.
Moore also mentioned that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are well set up to evolve as technology does. Interesting, especially considering all the rumours flying around regarding big upgrades for both consoles. Still, it seems more and more that consoles are on the way out whether we like it or not. For instance, Sony aren’t even sure if there’s gonna be a PlayStation 5.
What do you think? Do you believe that “all things must pass” including video game consoles or will there always be diehards that keep these plastic boxes alive?