Ian Livingstone has said we're currently in the second golden age of gaming.
The Fighting Fantasy co-creator and lifelong Eidos president made the comments on a panel discussing the point of video games at the GameCity Prize jury announcement.
"To defend the [comment that] games have no innovation, this is the second golden age of games that's right now because of the internet and mobile devices," he said.
"Connected mobile devices are going to be the biggest gaming platform, the end, full stop, by as soon as next year, I'd say.
"That's where small, innovative, agile teams can create exciting content, express themselves how they want to. It's not all about the graphics, gameplay is the driving force behind any game, and new ways to playing and making new ways to express themselves is happening right now.
"Whether it's Minecraft, Moshi Monsters or a million other brilliant new things that are happening, of course, that's where all the innovation is."