Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Ubisoft recently said that gaming consoles will not last long. Instead, the future of gaming will rely purely on streaming or cloud gaming. Is he right about this?
Guillemot spoke with a representative from US media Variety about his opinions on why gaming consoles will not last long. Obviously, this has been a topic in the gaming industry for quite some time. Some believe that console itself is a hindrance to gaming growth.
Guillemot stated that there will be one more console generation before we head into the streaming generation. “I think we will see another generation, but there is a good chance that step-by-step we will see less and less hardware,” Guillemot said.
“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.”
So, who will be benefiting from this change? Guillemot predicts that the AAA game industry will be the one most beneficial. “It is going to help the AAA game industry grow much faster,” Guillemot said.
“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.”
There are already a couple of companies that focus on game streaming segment across the globe. One of them is hardware producer Nvidia with its GeForce Now. In Indonesia, you can look at Emago being the pioneer of game streaming.
Another one to reap the benefit will also be the gamers itself. Who needs to buy an expensive hardware in the first place right?
Edited by Devi