The future isn’t here.
Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot has said he expects traditional consoles to be replaced by “new types of consoles” – likely streaming-based – after the next generation.
“Now on the console side,” Guillemot said on an earnings call yesterday (transcribed by Gamespot), “we expect there will be new consoles that are going to make this market continue to grow and we feel it’s… we’ll still have another generation of consoles before we have new types of consoles coming to the market.”
As for what those new consoles will be, Guillemot was unequivocal: ”We believe in streaming–it demands lots of bandwidth. We think it’s going to grow but today, with the types of games we have, it will still take a bit of time to be more popular.”
When asked about his opinions on the heavily rumoured release of the PS4.5 mid-generation upgrade, Guillemot appeared to reiterate his belief that another full generation will emerge before any major changes are made:
“For the new consoles, there’s nothing official on that so my expectation is we will have another cycle of consoles before we go to streaming,” he said. “I don’t have dates or anything but what I see is the manufacturers would prefer to have again a new hardware to take up the potential of new possibilities that they can bring.”
Many gaming executives have previously expressed their belief that console-less game streaming is the future of the industry, with even PlayStation boss, Shuhei Yoshida reportedly unsure if there will be a PS5.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and he’s still sure consoles will be shoe-based in the future. Run to his Twitter.
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