Capcom Europe COO wants “single-format future”
Here’s something for those of you sick to death of the so-called “console wars.” David Reeves, the COO of Capcom Europe, is worried that despite the renewed interest new hardware launches bring, they are ridiculously expensive for publishers because they have to adapt to the new hardware, secure new development kits, and so on.
It’s true to say that there is nothing like a hardware launch to invigorate the market for retailers and publishers, but there’s also nothing like a hardware launch to lose two billion dollars in two years.
I guess my hope is that in ten or 15 years there will just be a single, standard gaming platform. Maybe that’s anti-capitalistic of me.
As utopian as that future sounds, I don’t see the competition between the three giants of the gaming industry simmering down anytime soon. Although each has endured some noteworthy losses, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are all still clearly going at it to create a bigger and better gaming experience on their respective platforms.
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