Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé believes cloud technology will be a ‘game changer’ over the next ten years.
But asked about his “game-changing” moment of the year in video games, Fils-Aimé told The Hollywood Reporter: “As the technology evolves to be cloud, and as download speeds increase, what it means is you’re going to be able to play any game on any device at any time.
“It will happen over the next decade and be something that’s really meaningful for players.”
Sony said in October that its game streaming service PlayStation Now has one million subscribers. Microsoft’s Project xCloud is currently in public preview, while Google’s Stadia launched in 14 markets in November.
It’s also been reported that Amazon is gearing up to announce its own game streaming service in 2020.
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said in May the company must keep up with developments in the cloud gaming space, although he doesn’t visualise a future where Nintendo stops making dedicated hardware to play its games on.