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Nagoshi: Less consoles, more PCs

Sega dev talks about the future.

Toshihiro Nagoshi, the brains behind Sega's Yukuza series, and the soon to be released Binary Domain, has spoken about how he sees the console market developing in years to come.

Nagoshi is currently publicising Binary Domain, and in an interview with CVG he was drawn into talking about the future of the industry: "Well, the first thing is that consoles - PS3, PS4, Xbox 360-2 - the market for those will get smaller, and the main market will become portable games. I don't think consoles will disappear, but more and more people will use home PCs for gaming, and a long time in the future it will just be PCs and mobile phones, and eventually mobiles will become just as powerful as games consoles."

"Also, the most important and unavoidable thing is the interface. Right now, that means either buttons or touchscreens. Those are the only two interfaces we have. So I think the next big evolution will be the introduction of a new type of interface. Sure, we have voice input, but voice will never become the main input. So I think that whoever can figure out that new type will be victorious."

"I think it's strange the number of buttons has increased and never decreased. So that means we need to reset things, somehow. Like I was saying earlier, I think the answer lies in some as-yet unknown third type of interface. I think your hands will always be directly involved. That will never change. It'll be something you can touch."

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