Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2018 21:23 UTC

Better start saving up for that PlayStation 5, Xbox Two, or Nintendo Swatch (that last follow-up name idea is a freebie, by the way). That generation of consoles might be the last one ever, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. After that, he predicts cheap local boxes could provide easier access to ever-evolving high-end gaming streamed to the masses from cloud-based servers.

I think that's a little optimistic, but the trend is clear.

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RE[2]: Who pays for the hardware?
by protomank on Tue 12th Jun 2018 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Who pays for the hardware?"
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I have to strongly disagree with your last part.
Console generations endure around 5 to 6 years, not "other every year". PC gamers change hardware much more often, and pay more for it, than console gamers.
About retro-compatibility, Microsoft still fights to give their consoles this option; so if this is a must for you, just get an XBox One.

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