Cloud-Based Gaming To Be Offered With Next PlayStation And Xbox, Says FFXV Director
Many gamers often wonder what the next big thing is going to be in the industry. With virtual reality leading the charge of new technology over the past few years, there’s no denying that it is solidifying its place in the gaming world. Cross-platform play has also been the talk of the town over the past year, with one team hesitant to get on board. However, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata believes that something else is next: Cloud-based gaming.
In a recent interview with Xbox Magazine, the legendary director touched on what he thinks the next generation of consoles will offer. According to him, it won’t be a focus on VR, but rather cloud-based gaming. This would lead to a more subscription-based industry, where gamers wouldn’t even need to own consoles, Tabata said. Of course, this is only one person’s views on what’s to come.
There’s no telling when Sony or Microsoft plan on rolling out some next-gen goodness, but with Nintendo seemingly dominating these days, it’s likely that we could see the PS5 and Xbox (Two?) before the end of the decade. If that’s the case, however, cloud-based gaming may not be part of the package.
For this to work, everyone would basically need some of the fastest internet around. If players thought they have connectivity issues today, imagine trying to run an action RPG or FPS at 60fps when the actual game isn’t even on your system, and against other people online to top it off. Needless to say, that probably would not work out as well as one might think. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we learn more, and for other gaming news going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Do you believe the FFXV director is onto something, or is his head in the clouds? Could cloud-based gaming be the next big thing? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.