https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018...l-replace-consoles-after-the-next-generation/Better start saving up for that PlayStation 5, Xbox Two, or Nintendo Swatch (that last follow-up name idea is a freebie, by the way). That generation of consoles might be the last one ever, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. After that, he predicts cheap local boxes could provide easier access to ever-evolving high-end gaming streamed to the masses from cloud-based servers.
"I think we will see another generation, but there is a good chance that step-by-step we will see less and less hardware," Guillemot said in a recent interview with Variety. "With time, I think streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to have big hardware at home. There will be one more console generation and then after that, we will be streaming, all of us."
Looks like we know where Ubisoft and the industry is moving towards come 5-10 years. I am not really comfortable having a centralized gaming/subscription based platform because they can pull the game at anytime. Netflix/Hulu and every streaming service does that.