Friday, 28 March 2008

"Consoles Will Disappear In 5-10 Years..."

For Xbox Europe Boss has said he believes consoles will disappear in the next 5 to 10 years due to the "virtualisation" of the industry.
"The industry is fundamentally driven by technology. I think dedicated games devices, i.e. consoles and handhelds, will die [out] in the next five to ten years."

"There's hardly any technology difference between some hard disc video recorders and an Xbox 360, for example"

"In fact in five to ten years I don’t think you’ll have any box at all under your TV; most of this stuff will be "virtualised" as web services by your content provider."
Duncan was boss at Microsoft Europe for 15 years and left the company to co-form YoYo games so he certainly can speak his opinion with experience and knowledge. Personally, I think he has a very valid point. Who wants to be limited to a box and components when we can just stream players and content through his speed connections...?

Source: ThatVideoGameBlog

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