EA announced a push toward streamed gaming at its E3 2018 conference, followed by Microsoft announcing similar plans of its own at its conference today. Those come hot on the heels of the very unexpected release of Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version, an exclusively streamed version of a game that assumedly wouldn’t have been able to run on the Switch’s hardware natively.
This surprisingly widespread push toward streaming games to devices instead of running them natively paints a strange and somewhat scary vision of the possible future of gaming. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot even recently said that the next console generation would be the last, and that he thinks “streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to have big hardware at home.”
This is a syndicated post. Read the original at IGN Video Games 2018-06-09.