EA has finally responded to the future of console gaming by suggesting that cloud streaming should be a part of it. PS5 and Xbox Scarlet are rumored to be the names of upcoming consoles and EA believes in working with both Sony and Microsoft for many more years.
Microsoft confirmed at E3 that they are working on a new console and PS5 is also said to be in works by Sony. It’s pretty obvious that all of these gaming giants including Nintendo will release a new console sometime in the future.
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson acknowledged these rumors and said that there’s some time till we will get to know about these new consoles. He also suggested that cloud gaming should be taken more seriously with the upcoming consoles.
There are a few articles out there; a few rumours; and a little hearsay as to what [the new consoles are] and when they’re coming and what they might be,” Wilson said. “I don’t think we’re in a position today to have a conversation about that. But just know that we’ve worked with Microsoft and Sony and Nintendo for many, many years and we look forward to working with them for many, many years more, even if we all collectively seek to move–either some portion of or all of our experiences–to the cloud.
The most interesting part form the statement is the focus on cloud gaming. It also aligns with rumors that the upcoming Microsoft gaming machine is going to be a streaming device.
Sony is already a part of it with their PlayStation Now service which now also allows you to download games. Nintendo was also successful in bringing games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Resident Evil 7 to the portable device through cloud gaming.
Google also stepped in the streaming world by allowing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to be played through Google Chrome, which was more than just amazing to see.
EA is all set to make cloud gaming a bigger part of the industry as it has also announced the “Project Atlas.” This service will allow you to play EA games wherever you are on a mobile device or computer but with a very fast internet.