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Game Buzz is a weekly opinion column designed to take an irreverent look at one of the biggest news stories to break in the past week. Every Friday we’ll be bringing you another slice of reaction to topical gaming news, and inviting you to agree, disagree, shout assent, vent rage, scream and complain to you heart’s delight. This week, we take a look at Hideo Kojima's recent prophesying of platform unification under one remote console.
That little genius Hideo Kojima has been loudly pontificating once again, this time strangely twisting a question on why Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker ended up bound for the PSP to make a prophetic statement about the future of games consoles and how he believes that remote gaming and hardware unification will be the way forward.
Speaking at a press conference in Tokyo a few days ago celebrating the imminent release of the long-running series for Sony's handheld device, Kojima spoke of the traditional console’s doom:
“In the near future, we'll have games that don't depend on any platform. [...] Gamers should be able to take the experience with them in their living rooms, on the go, when they travel -- wherever they are and whenever they want to play. It should be the same software and the same experience.”
With Microsoft experimenting with cloud based system for Windows Azure and remote gaming services such as OnLive and GaiKai looming large on the horizon, you could be forgiven for thinking that Kojima might have a point. Perhaps Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft will sit down in a few years time over a pot of tea and finally hug it all out, putting past difference aside for the sake of gaming culture, allowing one and all to experience the very best games out there.
The words 'fat' and 'chance' spring to mind.