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…
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