Executive VP of strategic growth Matt Bilbey sees streaming-capable smart TVs eliminating traditional consoles in 10 years, discusses "EA moral compass" after Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box backlash.
When that time arrives, I will just play my old school systems and games. So glad I never sold my stuff.
The option to play on local hardware isn’t going away.
If everyone buys digital games it will.
@annoyedgamer - "If everyone buys digital games it will." even if everyone buys digital games, won't you still need a local hardware to play those digital games? O_o
@annoyedgamer Everyone buys digital music but we have CD's, cassket tapes and records still. Lastly not everyone will buy digital so thats a nonstarter cause not everyone will do it some wont do it just cause most people are doing it.
There is nothing wrong with digital, its actually the same as physical except they don't let us transfer our license to use the product. I can see them attaching a license to physical media for consoles once enough people move to digital though, they can use piracy as an excuse just like they did on pc.
annoyedgamer, physical vs digital has EXACTLY ZERO to do with running a game locally vs streaming a movie of a remotely running game a short time after controller inputs get sent to it. I don't know where the misconception came from. We've had digital downloads for years, even on consoles, without streaming being in the picture at all. Streaming is an entirely different animal
Digital gaming has nothing to do with streaming, I don't get why there is a large group of people who actually think digital = streaming.
Another person who thinks the death of consoles is upon us
Consoles aren’t going anywhere
It's like saying "EA's demise will happen, just a matter of when"... Somehow, I felt good writing that and I can't explain why :P
EA's moral compass is probably broke and always points south.
EA are corporate raiders. They have no moral compass.
Sure they do it just points towards money all the time with no thought of anything else.
If EA was a person, he would be a terrible person
NOT streaming, nothing where if your Internet goes out for whatever reason you're just screwed. But installed digital games that are playable offline would be great
Single-player and local-coop console games very much are playable offline, whether they were downloaded or installed from discs. There are ways both on PS4 and XO to tell the OS to take the console offline. So it won't even try to log you on to your account online. Then all such games with local licenses will be playable if the internet connection dies.
I'll pass, thanks.
no it wont, games arent just static data like music and movies. Also as hardware gets faster, more efficient and cheaper what is the point of streaming? It will just cost people more money to keep streaming services up for no good reason.
Not for a long time
not ever, what is the point of streaming data that still needs to be processed on the server end? It works for movies and music because its just static content that is then played from a users local device.
I dont disagree but to say never is just nonsense you have no idea what technology or Science will come up with in the future better to say Idk or not for a long time then to say never.
yes i do have a very good idea, having to process games on the server end makes no sense at all the way tech is going. You want to see the future, just look at pc gaming. They try everything on pc first, streaming failed badly but digital games will take over physical. PC gamers are the one who often have the internet connection and the setup to make streaming work as good as it possibly can, it still cant match local hardware and seems more and more pointless as time goes on. Playing games before they are fully downloaded and the death of physical media is the future and is pretty much already reality on pc, consoles arent that far behind. Soon only huge games like gta will even release physically (they released it on 7 dvds for pc, most other physical pc games are just codes in a box).
Not for me it won't.
I agree that one day streaming will definitely happen; however, physical will always be an option. Just take as an example the DVD and bluray market. Some of us will always want to own the experiences that matter the most to us. EA should start making games I want to play rather than spout all this nonsense on how I'm going to be playing it later on. And I am still hurt by how poorly they have treated the Star Wars brand.
Once again, there is physical, there is digital, and there is streaming. Three completely separate concepts. Don't mix up the last two.
what ties digital and streaming together, in my opinion, is that you never know when the avenues of attaining said products will disappear (psn on ps3 for example). so even though you may own a digital copy, if you don't have that bad boy downloaded on a ps3 that will never break, one day, it may be gone forever. (understand that I am talking about legal means of acquiring digital entertainment). In my opinion, the only way to truly own an experience is to own a physical copy of it. but you're right, streaming and digital are completely different entities and I apologize for not making that clearer.
Streaming is happening now. It's not a matter of some day. Its an option, and likely will always be. It will probably be more than 10 years before it gets to the level that is being talked about here though.
Only reason I can think of that any console maker would want to use streaming is so they can control everything we do, there really is no other reason as tech gets cheaper, smaller, faster, and more efficient.
I can see them wanting it to expand their platform to those who wouldn't buy console hardware. Everyone has a smart phone or TV for instance, so if you can get into that market without expensive hardware R&D, then its just more money in the bank.
it still doesnt make sense, the latest iphones can already compete with most laptops power wise. Wouldn't it be more likely we had wireless connections to displays and controllers? the original iphone only came out in 2007, imagine another 10 years. the cloud is just so redundant for gaming with the way tech is going.
I suppose it would make sense. But having a streaming service means getting people into the network. For instance, with PSNow, you need a PSN account. That gives Sony your information, and they know you are prone to playing and buying games. Same reason MS is tracking MAU's now instead of console sales. It adds potential.
and I say to you, EA, f*ck you.
Now I suddenly don't want streaming services anymore.
Why do these idiots continue to push things like this? Streaming can only happen when the entire world gets better Internet and data Caps are non existent. EA I will gladly support your streaming if you bring high speed Internet to my area... Until then... Beat off
Why don't you just go make your own console streaming machine and leave the others out of it since you're so bent on pushing streaming and lootboxes. I'm sure you will be fine on your own.
Hell noooo. EA when that arrives I'll be quitting or playing PS2. Physical > Digital
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