We’ve been reporting cloud efforts by several tech giants for a while now, and we’ve also always been ensured that those streaming services are not getting rid of the traditional consoles.
Qualcomm‘s Cristiano Amon believes that’s going to happen instead, with cloud gaming making the concept of console or PC tailored for gaming obsolete.
“There’s no question – in our view – that the cloud is the new console,” said Amon, president of Qualcomm, the US tech firm, at an AI/5G event in San Francisco, as reported by The Sun.
“It’s just a matter of time. (..) You are just gonna start playing on any device, on any screen (…) That is going to be the future of gaming.”
“If you go to mobile and take away the limitation of processor power, then you can look at [streaming] sophisticated PC games from the cloud.”
We’ve started to see some of the cloud gaming announcements. I’m sure there’ll be much more coming.”
“Cloud gaming is going to replace the console, You’ll be able to play a sophisticated game [on a phone] that you could only play on a $10,000 gaming PC,” he added, specifically hinting at Google Stadia’s progress.
This could mean that PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, which are already going to be ‘contaminated’ by their respective game streaming services, could be the last proper consoles to be ever released by Microsoft and Sony.
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