Codemasters co-founder turned head of mobile gaming company Kwalee, David Darling, has posted a blog entry on the firm's website and stated that the next generation of consoles "need to be digital only, or they will fail".
"Consoles have become like dinosaurs heading for extinction as their natural retail habitat begins to change. These ancient beasts must now adapt to a new environment where platforms like Steam, Facebook and Apple’s App Store are pushing innovation. People are already playing more games through digital download than physical media. For instance, Angry Birds has had more than one billion downloads, a sales figure totally beyond what can be achieved by boxed games sold in the likes of Game and GameStop."
"With digitally distributed games we can cut out physical production, warehouses, distributors and retailers. We can publish our own games, reducing our costs so that we can deliver fun experiences to players for far less cost than a console game. Therefore it is no longer necessary to charge people huge prices to play video games."
Read the entire blog entry to understand gain a clearer view of his radical opinion.
Do you agree with Darling's claims?
By Jake Galouzis - Bio