During an earnings call earlier in the week, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that he believes traditional consoles will disappear and be replaced with streaming services in the relatively near future.
Guillemot does however believe that we will see another generation of traditional gaming consoles before that happens however. “Now on the console side, we expect there will be new consoles that are going to make this market continue to grow and we feel it’s… we’ll still have another generation of consoles before we have new types of consoles coming to the market,” Guillemot said.
When broaching the subject of streaming, Guillemot said, “We believe in streaming–it demands lots of bandwidth. We think it’s going to grow but today, with the types of games we have, it will still take a bit of time to be more popular.”
The latest generation of consoles are mostly performing incredibly strongly, with the PS4 already selling over 40m units worldwide.