Square Enix Anticipating The Death of Consoles

Square Enix may be notorious for looking back when developing games, but when it comes to the strategy of big business, they're looking as far forward as the human eye can see.

"In ten years' time a lot of what we call ‘console games' won't exist", Square Enix boss Yoichi "Imperial Hot" Wada told MCV in an interview.

"In the past the platform was hardware, but it has switched to the network. A time will come when the hardware isn't even needed anymore."

"With that, any kind of terminal becomes a potential platform on which games can be played – that's exponential growth in the potential of gaming. The potential size of the market is enormous."

So, while you may think FFXIII is the bees knees, Square are probably more interested about the performance of FFXIV.

Square Enix: Consoles set for extinction [MCV]