Crytek CEO Claiming Next Generation of Consoles Will be the Last

Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek Studios and mind behind the graphically intensive Crysis series, says consoles will be dead after the upcoming cycle. In an interview with Golem.de, Yerli claims dedicated console users are a minority among those who favor browser and smart phone-based casual games, and that this disparity will only grow larger as time goes on.

Even though broadband connectivity will undoubtedly improve drastically by the time the next gen fizzles out, Yerli’s prophetic vision doesn’t seem to take that into account, and the CEO doubts cloud gaming will amount to anything significant. “They want no compression artifacts, latency and the like,” he says, assuming young streaming services like OnLive and Gaikai will remain completely stagnant for the next 10 years.

So Angry Birds and FarmVille until the end of time, then? Sounds about right…

[Via CVG]


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3 Comments on Crytek CEO Claiming Next Generation of Consoles Will be the Last

TIm

On June 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

Maybe if there is a global nuclear war.

BattleaxeMaiden

On June 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

*snortle* We’ll see about that.

Tiagonal

On June 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

“..assuming young streaming services like OnLive and Gaikai will remain completely stagnant for the next 10 years.” Cevat Yerli… (in his mind: ‘…because our own G-Face cloud gaming platform is gonna blow them all away!’)