"As part of the ramp up to Games Convention 2007 in Leipzig, Germany, a number of developers have taken the stage to conduct Games Developer Conference-style presentations -- including Silicon Knights President Denis Dyack. The Too Human producer's talk focused on a prediction that videogaming is nearing a one console future that could take place as soon as next generation, though Dyack provided no time table for when "next generation" might actually happen."
"Dyack's arguments pointed towards the commodization of automobiles and cell phones as unarguable proof that all technology, including videogames, are headed towards a single spec future, with software taking the center stage. PCs, however, are not included in such a scenario, as their specs are constantly changing -- this is a console only deal, from Dyack's view.
On consoles, however, "hardware differences will not only become less important, but lose their value altogether," he said. "Just like a DVD or a camera, everybody would know what those [standardized console] specs are. It's guaranteed your game is going to work." " Full link here
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