“For much of the history of the industry, it was a winner takes all, single platform model. Clearly it’s never going to be that way again."Big words from a big dude. More here.
“In the future, any kind of game company will have to have a technology approach that gives them agility across platform boundaries."
“That’s going to play into where gaming needs to go, which is to become like SAS – or Software as a Service – where customers are going to the Cloud, where they have an account and where they have virtual items and they can play."
“But they might come in from a variety of different devices. It’s going to be about simplicity and convenience and making that model work.”
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Trip Hawkins, the founder of EA has shared his opinion that console exclusives, and consoles as a platform in general will become extinct once publishers get to grips with Cloud Gaming: