Spielberg: Games consoles doomed
PlayStation etc out, virtual reality in
Steven Spielberg has suggested that games consoles will, one day, be replaced by in-home virtual reality entertainment.
Spielberg told The Guardian that while he’s keen for 3D games to be developed in the short term, he’s confident that after the glamour of such titles has worn off the future “will certainly be virtual reality”.
The director based his theory of entertainment technology evolution on the way gaming’s developed so far. Because playing games at home caused videogame arcades to go the way of the Dodo, the next natural progression will be for us to play “directly on our TV sets, bypassing all of the platforms”.
He’s confident that VR technology will be subsequently redeveloped to become “the new platform for our gaming future”.
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Just as other's have commented, Spielberg's comments only mean the TV is the next platform.
It was reported by The Guardian, so it'll be completely wrong anyway :o)
The Guardian - Newspaper for Chippys!
Mines the one with The Times in the pocket.
Not exactly insightful, this Spielberg guy. A TV is now a delivery device, not a platform. Even today, Steven, we are using TVs to deliver all kinds of content, from all kinds of media, and from many different platforms. Different platforms won't disappear, and - as with the repeated premature announcements of the demise of the PC - we will also continue to have the option of having local storage and delivery.