Edited by: Xterea on 19/06/2011 21:02:03
Originally by: FIliphys
Industry rumor is that the console is dying. Focus will be on the hand-held and streaming games. Nintendo's latest may be a last gasp.
I highly doubt that the console is dying, instead it is changing. We have to remember that a console is still a computer, it's just highly specialized and is also highly controlled by the manufacturer; it also tends to have very few variations in hardware models and components.
Many people have said in the past that eventually all technologies will converge into one single machine that can do almost anything that you would want it to do. Consoles have been branching out and providing more entertainment services such as TV and music platforms.
So consoles aren't dying; they are simply evolving. And evolution isn't always a smooth path.
Regarding the original post and topic however, I really disagree that Dust 514 will kill Eve Online. There is an entirely new development team behind Dust 514, it is also simply an extension of the game to make it even more like a real science fiction world; something that most players want. Major alliances already work with mercenary groups on a regular basis, so working with a mercenary group that is on the ground really wont be much different. Money still drives everyone, and you are still in the same world.