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Will Consoles Merge Back Into PCs?

GamePolitics is running an interview with Randy Stude, president of the PC Gaming Alliance, discussing the future of gaming on the PC and the console. Stude has some interesting thoughts regarding the long-term viability of stand-alone consoles:
"The guts of every console should tell you that the capability is there for the PC to act as the central point for all the consoles. If you bought a PC and as part of that equation you said, Okay, when you're on the phone with Dell, 'Hey, Dell, on this PC, this new notebook I'm buying, can you make sure it has the PlayStation 4 option built into it?' Well, why not? Why shouldn't that be the case? [Sony is] certainly not making any money on the hardware. I mean, can't they create a stable enough environment to specify that if Dell's going to sell that notebook and say that it's PlayStation 4 [compatible] that it must have certain ingredients and it must meet certain criteria? Absolutely they could [do] that. Are they going to do it? I don't know. I predict that they will. I predict that all of the console makers over time will recognize that it's too expensive to develop the proprietary solution and recognize the value of collapsing back on the PC as a ubiquitous platform."

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qface643594d ago

seriously that ain't happening i can't see into the future but all i know is this ain't happening anytime today im contend having a stand alone console thank you very much

borgome3594d ago

PC gaming will eventually be a thing of the past. Consoles continue to gain ground on PC's in every way. People don't want waste money on a costly PC that needs to be upgraded every 3 months.

PC's will continue to serve us in many ways, but gaming won't be one of them.