Originally Posted by Mrzev
Its not targeted to you, but to the masses. And the server oriented style of approach wouldnt effect you at all. Simply put, you would have your own server in your house. This is still a while away due to network infrastructure \ bandwidth. After being forced to use Azure services for EVERYTHING at my previous job, i really came to love using cloud based services. What I dont want to see is Epic , Steam, EA, Disney, Microsoft all offering their own with their set of exclusive games.
Of course it will affect you. At some point you will start to see cloud based exclusive games, and consoles can start to become less expensive as cloud based makes it require less demanding hardware.
Imagine a PS8 or whatever with 2 versions, one that cost 600$ with local hardware, and one that cost 100$ and 5$ subscription fee, that gives you the same, but with cloud based gaming. The masses will prefer to save money and pay for the 100$ if it gives the same experience. You buy the game online, you don't have to download 60GB of game, and you still have a few hundreds of $$ to buy games.
So parents will prefer that over a 600$ machine.
That will though lock you to either pay subscription or that 100$ box becomes a paper weight. And that is pure profit, as the hardware will cost so much less, and the subscription fee is almost pure income. And if you want PS+ as well, pay extra. More profit.
Cloud based gaming is the next best thing for profit from games. And everyone will soon push for it once nvidia, AMD, google and intel have a working solutions that game companies will find beneficial.