EA’s Peter Moore thinks that console gaming will eventually stop being a thing. His reasoning is understandable, and much like other forms of entertainment, streaming may become the most efficient way to consume our favourite pastime.
Peter Moore recently visited Syracuse University and discussed his position in leading EA’s new esports presence with the EA Competitive Gaming Division. He used to be the Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business division between 2003 and 2007, before joining EA where he is currently the chief competition officer.
“I’m not sure there will be consoles, as we know them anymore,” Moore said. “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.”
The Daily Orange added in their article that “he added that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are well set up to advance as technology does, so we may never see another console produced by Microsoft or Sony ever again.” These are certainly bold words, and with talks of the PlayStation 4 Neo and potentially a more powerful Xbox One, maybe it’s our first hint at the future of gaming.
I added the mentions of his past career with Microsoft to give weight in the fact that he would know what he’s talking about. Being part of one of gaming’s biggest companies, EA, certainly adds to that too. In an age where we just stream movies, tv shows and music so easily, it could easily happen with gaming in the years to come. However, each of these streaming services require a device to access the content, but with PlayStation Now already streaming games to Sony TVs, we’re definitely advancing to where Peter says we’re going.
What do you think? Is he on the right track, or will there always be consoles?