Will Wright, legendary game creator of hit franchises such as Spore, and the Sims, think cloud-based gaming is the future of the industry.
Speaking to GamesIndustry, Wright was asked to give his thoughts on the recent Gaikai acquisition by Sony and what his thoughts are on cloud-based gaming.
I think that is going to be the future. People have so many devices they carry around. They have their tablets, their smartphones, their PC at home, their Xbox – I think that having a game that's accessible on all these devices at any time is going to be much more sticky than something you have to go home and play on your PC or only play on your iPhone. I think in that general sense, it's going to hit a much broader group of players than dedicated games.
I'm guessing this is the same reason why Sony acquired Gaikai, no? Of course, it's worth mentioning that if we do move to cloud-based gaming, where does this put consoles?
Would people be keen on spending hundreds of dollars on a gaming device if they can just stream games on their TVs or monitors?
Do you agree that cloud gaming is the future or will traditional consoles always have a place in gaming?