Unless you use cloud for compute to compensate for the small SoCs, dedicated hardware for gaming like consoles and PC cannot be replaced, simply because bigger chip and power wattage equals more graphics.I mean eventually, the endgame will be one small device that does everything, but it will take a while until we get there.
here's my future prediction for the next 30 years in this regard:
phones will get more and more powerful.
eventually we will stop calling them smartphones and a new term will be coined.
Microsoft and Apple will start pushing their full desktop OS onto these new devices that will replace both the PC and your phone, which will optimise their UI dynamically according to the current use case (being uses by hand or with a mouse and keyboard dock, or with a controller). this already kinda is a thing with many mobile devices.
Since hardware gets smaller, cheaper and more and more wide spread, consoles will eventually seize to exist.
everything will be one device that can be used in all the ways we currently use our PC, Console and Phone, and with the small and powerful hardware of the future there will be zero compromise as the hardware has long stopped being a limiting factor for game developers by that time.
this is the eventual endgame of personal productivity and entertainment hardware... it's just a matter of how long it will take to get there
Best chips in the industry, overpriced. What did he mean by this?I wouldn't buy an Apple product if it was the only thing available. I'd rather play an unpatched Assassin's Creed Unity on a base Xbox One than mess with overpriced Apple stuff.
Yeah they do but Apple is always looking to improve their revenue and profits. And they are trying to push into new areas because iPhone sales are not going to last forever. Apple has been growing their services and it has roughly doubled in the last 5 years. It is now their 2nd biggest source of revenue ($78 billion) behind iPhone. Apple is now involve in banking with credit card and savings. They are funding TV shows and Movie productions.Didn’t they already make more money from gaming than MS and Sony? I guess that they simply don’t bother. The return rates that they have must be really big.
Isn't he working on a mobile game or some shit? I can't remember the name of it. Now I think of it maybe it was Microsoft he was working with?Funny thing I saw this morning - Hideo Kojima is going to be at Apple's WWDC event in a couple of weeks. Apparently, they are going "all in" on gaming.
Physics!What is preventing AAA games from releasing on iPhone or even Android phones?
Unless you use cloud for compute to compensate for the small SoCs, dedicated hardware for gaming like consoles and PC cannot be replaced, simply because bigger chip and power wattage equals more graphics.
No one but Apple people like Apple. They suck. That's what I meant.Best chips in the industry, overpriced. What did he mean by this?
I get what Ops trying to say but we have the issue of larger boxes and cooling being able to far outstrip smaller ones for this time and a considerable time into the future.
In our lifetime but we’ll hit graphic levels of near life like, once we hit that point eventually phones will hit the point of being able to power those games. Graphics within 50 years will plateau, the power needed for those engines also plateaus, how do you sell boxes when there’s no graphical push for those boxes? You don’t.
In 50 years time plugging your phone in will become redundant as the tv or streaming will just run those games lag free regardless. None of us can predict so far into the future of when the graphical threshold will hit and what it will look like, but once we stop needing more GPU power we’ll stop needing boxes every few years.