Tim Sweeney has trumpeted the end of the console market.
As we look at the launch of the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One S, there are some in the video game market that believe this could really, this time for sure, be the beginning of the end of the video game console. While the clarion call has been sounded before, more than once, this time the person making the prediction is one who might have a bit more insight than the average analyst.
Tim Sweeney, Founder of Epic Games and the creator of the Unreal Engine recently did an interview with Glixel where he talked about how he believes younger video gamers these days are moving away from consoles.
“Young people are growing up in mobile. They’re playing games in different ways, usually shorter play sessions spread throughout the day. It’s not the kind of experience where you sit down for four hours and play a game. And the gamers who are getting into that are moving more and more into PC, I think. PC is becoming a more convenient way of playing.”
Once again, it should be pointed out that consoles have been counted as dead before, we’ll have to see whether the end really is nigh for the PlayStation and Xbox generations.