Former EA exec: ‘It’s anarchy out there on consoles’

Mobile advocate Ben Cousins has questioned how long the home console experience can last in the face of increasing uptake of mobile devices.

Speaking to Bloomberg, the former EA exec supported evidence that showed an increasing migration of developers away from consoles to mobile platforms.

It’s anarchy out there, and these big companies are finding it difficult to steer their supertankers,” he said, speaking about the traditional console giants, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

A GDC survey of 2,500 people found that 58 per cent of North American developers are planning their next games for smartphones and tablets.

On the other hand, consoles lagged behind. Only 11 per cent expected to work on Sony or Microsoft’s upcoming consoles, and 6.4 per cent for Nintendo’s Wii U.

You can read more over on our sister website, Develop.

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