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.
Sure publishers want it, because streamed games means:
1. continuous income from players
2. no more piracy
3. no more competition from older releases
Of course players don’t want it, because streamed games means:
1. high prices, as in pay per play
2. can’t play any more when publisher decides it
3. no more trainers, cheats, self-modified games