The sector could totally change within 10 years.
The videogames sector is very changeable, especially if we talk about its genres, and fashions come and go, and this is something that happens in all sectors, but in videogames it is even more evident. The title that may be in fashion today, after a few days it may be completely forgotten by the public, while there may be a game that remains popular for many years, such as Minecraft, a video game for which you have our guide. Still, if we talk about hardware, this remains practically unchanged over the years.
Yes, the technologies are improving, and therefore the consoles do, but in concept, we can say that we have continued to have the same from almost the beginning. For this reason, it is totally natural that when alternatives appear, claiming to be the future, they tend to be rejected by a part of the public. This, for example, he lived it in his flesh Googleculminating in the closure of Google Stadia.
Now, Microsoft, embodied by its president, has cast doubt on the future of video games, although to tell the truth, most of them already had that doubt for a long time.
Will we have consoles in 10 years?
As we have said, these statements are from Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, and are part of a press conference in which they discussed the purchase of Activision Blizzard. In it, it asks exec about 10-year deal for Call of Dutyspecifically on whether the agreement would be renewed after that decade.
To this, the president of this company responds hesitantly, clarifying that neither he nor anyone else can know if consoles will continue to exist as such in 10 years, so he doesn’t know if this agreement can be extended. Of course, he has not made it clear that this is going to happen, nor has he given a definitive answer to anything, but it is true that the medium seems to want to move to other types of experiences.
We have not only seen this with the failure of Google Stadia, but other companies have dared, and it has even ended up being a success. As an example of this we can put Microsoft itself, with its XCloud, or even NVIDIA, with its GeForce Experience, both technologies being very similar, and that try to replace conventional hardware.