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Will Consoles Exist After the PS4/Xbox "720"?

"In this video, DLB and his guest, Kyle "US_ARMY", discuss what they think will happen next... next generation - even to the point to if consoles will even exist after next-generation. Will the console companies move to service companies like OnLive? See what the guys think in their latest video" (Next-Gen, PS4, Xbox One)

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GribbleGrunger  +   1091d ago
I don't believe they will. The PS4 is the PS5/PS6 and so on. Gaikai will become the provider for generational leaps in games, whilst the PS4 will simply be the device through which you receive those games.
OpenGL  +   1091d ago
I agree, set-top boxes and smart TVs will replace traditional consoles eventually, and if Sony is smart they can continue the Playstation brand for a long time via streaming, hardware partnerships with Samsung, LG, and others (as well as through their own brand of Smart TVs and devices) and by continuing to support their first party studios. Playstation Network and Xbox Live are only the first steps towards the future of console gaming.
classic200  +   1091d ago
I think you are forgetting that the faster the the internet speeds get, the faster we can download games. Soon we will be able to dowload games just as fast as loading up n4g.

Cloud will always be around for rental purposes but we always have the option to owned games on our gaming systems. The hard drives are becoming more portable and safer.

Remember when you pay full price for a game on onlive they dont actually sell you the game forever. You keep the game for 2 years if I remember correctly.

Also I think Smart TV that can do proper gaming might always be way way expensive than even building a gaming PC. there will always be a need for cheap consoles.
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darthv72  +   1091d ago
consoles will still exist but....
not in the same sense that we know of now. Chances are by the next go-round, the tech will be where it needs to be for a portabl unit that can connect to any video device to double as a console.

We see that now with phones and tablets and have seen other game devices in the past offer similar approach. The nomad was a portable genesis that had tv out. PSP 2000/3000/Go had tv out with the Go actually having sixaxis support.

Sony, as a hardware company, has the potential to deliver such a device more so than Ms or nintendo. Biggest concers are usually price and performance and power/heat. But like i said, in several years we will likely have reached that point of where the tech is ready.
Bigpappy  +   1091d ago
Yeah! Even with steam gaming finally getting some traction, the console will still be king next gen. Cloud saves will make gaming more portable, and with surface type PC I can see that happening in a big way. But just like gaming PC's are still here, consoles with still be around as a specialty unit for gaming on the sofa, even if it is a docking station for a portable, surface like version.
The_Infected  +   1091d ago
Most likely yes but If not at least Sony is at the forefront with Gaikai and by then Gaikia will be advancing all the way and will be well into the game by then. Most likely they will improve tons and figure new things out to just keep making it better and better.
yesmynameissumo  +   1091d ago
I certainly hope so.
ziggurcat  +   1091d ago

yes, they will. and considering how onlive was a major flop, i doubt that sony/MS would go in that direction.

graphics fidelity will always improve, so you will need improved hardware to be able to run those games as they are meant to be experienced.
jukins  +   1091d ago
i doubt it. i honestly dont see in the next 4-7 years where "streaming" games will be a viable option for the ENTIRE market. there will be another console but this time maybe they will do incremental upgrades like cell phone and tablet makers do. This way even ppl with the lower end console will be able to play what the newer ones can for a couple upgrade cycles we shall see.
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contradictory  +   1090d ago
there are still people who do not have the broadband required to take full advantage of Gaikai
my modem for example works in Wi-Fi
and at the max it's somewhere between 800KB/S - 1MT/S
that's not great needless to say and what's more
i don't want to be tied to internet just to play games
especially since it's super laggy from times

i don't even care about graphics anymore
none of it really matters to me because it's the gameplay and the experience in general that makes the game a GOOD game and not how much the devs spend time on making the details of dirt on the ground

get to the point will ya!
yeah i do think there'll still be next gen after next gen.
JBSleek  +   1090d ago
I love how all of you are truly optimistic that in the next 5-10 years internet will be great. Looking strictly at US it's a joke really. Expensive, data caps, throttling. Unless we obtain new companies this streaming dream is a.dream period.

There will be a PS5. Maybe after that we will.
Sarcasm  +   1090d ago
Sooooo... we haven't officially entered the next generation of consoles yet and they are already talking about what happens after?
FarCryLover182  +   1090d ago
BitbyDeath  +   1090d ago
Yes, the same question seems to get asked every 7 or so years.

The answer is still yes.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1090d ago
The legend of a Unified console? no no just a myth...

I tell ppl all the time once I have PS4 and next Xbox I will be the winner.
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LastXeno  +   1090d ago
Nah the PS4 will likely be Sony's last console, all the signs are there.
whoyouwit04  +   1090d ago
Plain and simple if people wake up and become game fans a not system fan boys then yes there will be other consoles after next gen.

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