The traditional console hardware cycle is broken – this we know. But veteran games developer Matt Spall yesterday went one further yesterday at the Develop Conference, claiming that we will never see another ‘traditional’ console coming to the market.
Speaking of the rising importance of cloud computing, which was made all the more topical by David Perry’s talk concerning his upcoming Gaikai cloud gaming tech, Spall echoed earlier sentiments that gaming hardware as we know is heading to extinction.
“I think the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii will be purely browser-based systems,” he told the audience. “Things will change a great deal.”
Spall earlier this year re-acquired casual games studio Gimme5Games from former owner Eidos.