While there are video game developers that claim that the future of the video game industry is gaming on demand, the world’s largest video game company, Nintendo, doesn’t think cloud gaming is the future, according to its president, Satoru Iwata. Iwata acknowledges that there are things you can do with cloud gaming; however, he said gaming on demand doesn’t offer everything. Iwata also said Nintendo is trying to work on building a future in which dedicated home and handheld video game consoles still exist.
Cloud gaming is becomming popular. What about a unified platform?
Satoru Iwata: There are things you can do with cloud gaming and there are things you cant do. We don’t agree that cloud gaming is the future and we are trying to work hard on a future where gaming only consoles are not gone. Unified platforms are for us not platforms that are one but rather platforms that have the same development architecture. This also means that there could be more platforms.