The Philing: Consoles Won’t Disappear, Still Best Scenario To Play Over Streaming

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"Do you think the time is near where consoles will simply disappear at one point, and we will use screens only to run games from remote servers?"

Phil Spencer answered:

No. There are certain scenarios where a stream game is the best answer. On a console the best scenario for you is to download that game and play. If you are on a PC that`s capable of download and play that game, download and play that game. Not all devices are capable of playing the most demanding games that we see here on the show, so streaming is an option in those scenario, and there are some scenarios of like instant start and trials where maybe streaming on a device might be interesting, but I think for years and years the best way to play a game will be to download that game and play it. The same thing on PC. I think streaming is something that is further out in terms of it becoming a really mass marked where everybody`s doing it, and even way further out before it`s the best way to play that game, if it ever is.

It`s about giving you a choice as a player, not about replacing what you do today.
 
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He said this before. Why people are worried about streaming taking over is weird.
Yep, there's lots of people who can't even buy games digitally or handle large patches. There's no way streaming would ever work consistently without major upgrades to our internet infrastructure.
 

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The entire interview can be found here:



"Do you think the time is near where consoles will simply disappear at one point, and we will use screens only to run games from remote servers?"

Phil Spencer answered:

No. There are certain scenarios where a stream game is the best answer. On a console the best scenario for you is to download that game and play. If you are on a PC that`s capable of download and play that game, download and play that game. Not all devices are capable of playing the most demanding games that we see here on the show, so streaming is an option in those scenario, and there are some scenarios of like instant start and trials where maybe streaming on a device might be interesting, but I think for years and years the best way to play a game will be to download that game and play it. The same thing on PC. I think streaming is something that is further out in terms of it becoming a really mass marked where everybody`s doing it, and even way further out before it`s the best way to play that game, if it ever is.

It`s about giving you a choice as a player, not about replacing what you do today.
Nice to see Phil back up my expectations ;)

Now, do I get to pull a Sunset and talk about how brilliant I am?
 

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“The best place to play is locally; I’ll say that flat-out,” he says. “Streaming is a technology of convenience. It’s a technology of choice when you’re away from your console and you want to play.”
 
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