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David Jaffe Believes “Consoles are Going Away… Next Generation of Hardware Will be the Last”

June 14, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

David Jaffe, the Twisted Metal and God of War creator formerly of Eat Sleep Play, is known to run his mouth from time to time, making controversial statements that often have the gaming community in an uproar. The famed developer has now joined the growing list of developers that believe that consoles are on their way out within the next ten years, highlighting some of the console killers that we discussed earlier this week.

Jaffe told GI International that we’re on the cusp of some major changes that will render dedicated gaming consoles obsolete.

Look, consoles are going away. I think in 10 years – probably sooner, but 10 years is always the safe thing to say so you don’t sound like an idiot – but here’s what I’ll say: I’ll go on the record and say that the next generation of hardware will be the last consoles. And they should be.

With regard to the future of Sony, Jaffe explained that they’ll still likely make gaming hardware in some capacity, but it’ll likely be integrated into their television line.

You’ll probably buy a television that streams the stuff. And you’ll still have Sony, loud and proud and strong making these great, big, epic games like God of War and Uncharted, and they’ll be making great little games like Sound Shapes, but they’ll become more like movie studios for video games.

Do you agree with Jaffe’s bold statements (or ours)? Could we really be nearing the end of the dedicated gaming console? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below.