Former Sony man, Phil Harrison has told Gamasutra that we may end up seeing the last of dedicated consoles as the popularity of web and open platforms continue to grow. To a degree we can say that he may be right, but it will be difficult to adapt such technology right now as people are used to buying a console. It is the future though, being that Onlive is the new kid in town and is already doing this. It would be a difficult thing to XBOX Live or Playstation Network go as especially if for the people that have collections of games, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Cloud gaming just seems wrong and it’s going to suck if your internet goes down and you can’t play your games.
Check out what Phil Harrison had to say below.
“I think we have probably seen the last of the traditional game console companies already in the market. I don’t think we’re going to see a new entrant who is going to be able to compete at the level that Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have established…The console companies, I believe, will want to figure out how to become more open and to deliver more content without restriction to more people, to stimulate creativity…I think in the next five-to-ten years we will easily get this level of game inside a web browser, on your mobile platform, on your iPad, and we will be able to deliver that level of immersion to any kind of screen.”