Everybody in and out of the gaming industry pretty much agrees we are at an impasse and that there is going to be some big changes within the structure of the video game market. (By the way, hello fellow citizens of Cubed 3! It's been a while.)
I figured I'd make this thread to give people a separate space to hash out their thoughts as I've seen a lot about the future of the industry discussed here on C3 and because the future of gaming as of now is a messy, speculative topic.
This slide presentation was recently given at the annual GDC. While dry and 26 minutes long it does a good job of number crunching and analyzing things in a rational manner. I found it intriguing and thought I'd share to get the topic rolling.
While I don't see video games changing for the bad as the market and number of gamers is larger than ever, I feel as though we are at the end of an era. The market has already started to shift dramatically and has people on edge.
So what are your thoughts? As the slides imply do you think consoles will become just a novelty item? Or is the idea of dedicated game devices dying becoming a self fulfilling prophecy? And what about the medium as a whole... Games have gotten bigger and BIGGER. Will in the far future we see games as the dominant form of entertainment and will this force companies like Pixar to ditch the movie industry and enter games? Your thoughts, ideas and emotions on the topic because, damned it, if anybody can make sense of such a subject it's the guys and gals of this site! What is our future?
( Edited 14.03.2012 05:15 by Duggler657 )