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Carmack predicts the death of discs

Ben Parfitt
Carmack predicts the death of discs

Twelve months after Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada predicted the demise of physical media, another games industry stalwart has declared that the days of packaged games are numbered.

John Carmack, one of the most respected and longstanding game programmers in the world, believes digital distribution is the natural and inevitable successor of games on disc.

“Clearly, packaged goods sales are still critical on the big platforms at this stage, but that’s all going to go away sooner or later,” he said.

For more on this story, head over to Develop.

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