Nintendo may soon be a software-only company and Sony may struggle with the PlayStation 4, according to Gears of War creator, Cliff Bleszinski.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Bleszinski said the video game industry was currently in a transitional period that hadn't been seen since the industry crash of the '80s, and that Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo would struggle to come out of it.
"I really think we’re in a massive state of turmoil," he began. "I think Nintendo could possibly be faced with the situation of becoming a company that only makes software moving forward."
Both Sony and Nintendo are about to "come to major blows" with their PS3 and Xbox 360 successor, but the success of the tablet platform is proving too powerful, according to Bleszinski.
So then who's leading the way if the major platform holders are going to struggle moving forward?
"The PC is going through a wonderful renaissance right now," he said.
The industry is also ready to go digital, with Bleszinski saying he was very interested to see where the industry goes.
"In regards to the industry, it’s like the Super Smash Bros. of business right now, and I want to see if Peach or Mario wins.”
Powerful words by Bleszinski. Do you agree about his thoughts on Nintendo, and PC going through a "renaissance"?
By Gaetano Prestia