Do You Believe The Next-Gen Consoles Will Be The Last?
Some analysts say the next generation of video game consoles will be the last. Do you believe that? And do you want that? Not sure I do.
There's this idea that one universal game console makes the most sense for everyone. There are those who don't go with this theory, but it does have some attractive points. Personally, I think competition begets quality in all industries, and I'd be afraid to lose that edge. And what fun would video game forums be without the system wars?
But in all seriousness, what do you expect to see in ten years time? There's a chance that these new consoles could last a good long time; at the end of their lifespans, will the entire industry have gone digital? Will we indeed only have one universal game system of some sort? Do you believe that's the correct course of action? Do you think that with stiff competition, you have to take the good with the bad? It's difficult to look too far down the road, and it only feels right to focus on the new systems, but I think this is an important question for numerous reasons.
That's because we'll turn around a few times and bam...the industry and hobby we thought we knew will have changed drastically. Hell, it already has changed drastically, but a gaming world without multiple consoles...?
It's tough to fathom.
9/12/2013 10:12:39 PM Ben Dutka