Despite both Microsoft and Sony stating that there will be no new hardware announcements at E3 this year, safe to say there are probably gamers out there who were disappointed nonetheless. Recently analyst reports have suggested that said consoles could be released at E3 next year, but as to whether their predictions turn out to be accurate remains to be seen. That being said, with the focus of gaming starting to shift towards the mobile industry, how would you feel if the next-generation of consoles would be the last one? That’s what God of War and Twisted Metal’s director, David Jaffe, seems to think.
Speaking to Games Industry International, Jaffe stated that he thought that the next-gen consoles would be the last. “Look, consoles are going away. I think in 10 years–probably sooner. But 10 years is always the safe thing to say so you don’t sound like an idiot. But here’s what I’ll say: I’ll go on the record and say that the next generation of hardware will be the last consoles. And they should be.” He also goes on to state that companies like Sony will continue developing big budget games and that these games will be streamed through new television sets, a.k.a smart TVs. What do you guys think? Is Jaffe right on the money or do you think that Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will continue churning out consoles for the next couple of decades?