Xbox One and PS4 Might be the Last Consoles as We Know Them, Says Peter Moore
While many of us are still busy quarrelling which one is better among PS4 and Xbox One, there are some key personnel in the industry who think these two home consoles might be last of their kind.
To be specific, Peter Moore the chief competition officer at Electronic Arts is of the opinion that due to the fast paced advancements in technology, these two rivals might bring an end to console as we know them.
He was visiting Syracuse University, New York where he answered a couple of questions including one about the impact of game streaming on the way we play videogames.
His vision of the future of videogaming does not have any consoles whatsoever, instead, there will just be a chip, a controller and a display, he says.
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.
Well, we can understand his reason for thinking like this, and we are also positive a time might come that replaces the whole box with just a flash-drive like chip, but saying that the current layout of home consoles will end with PS4 and Xbox One might be a stretch.
After all, we are already talking about the PS4 Neo, Xbox Next and the Nintendo NX, all of which appear to be consoles that are being made in a similar (if not the same) vein as the PS4 and the Xbox One.
Do you agree with what Peter Moore has to say?