Speaking to The Daily Orange, EA Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore discussed the notion that the future of consoles may look very different. Despite persistent rumors of the PlayStation Neo or Xbox 1.5, Moore theorizes that the consoles may soon be a thing of the past.
“Games will be accessed by streaming technology, so we don’t need hardware intermediaries in between the two. If you and I want to play ‘Battlefield 12’ against each other, we’ll just jump into a game via whatever monitor we happen to have in our homes. It’ll be on a chip, rather than in a box."
Moore also spoke in the interview about the rise of mobile gaming and eSports and the notion that they will continue to rise in popularity, as well as the idea that augmented and virtual reality still have some hurdles to overcome before they will really take hold in the gaming industry. He specifically pointed out the lack of social tools as well as the general discomfort associated with long sessions of gaming in VR.