The idea of playing video games across multiple devices via a stream might still be a bit of a pipedream, but that won’t stop Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, from dreaming about what might be in years to come. During a recent YouTube Q&A at this year’s E3, the well-known face of Ubisoft took some time out to answer questions about the French publisher and the future of the video game industry in general.
Having already been rather outspoken about the immediate future, stating how he believes the next console generation will perhaps be the last, Guillemot provided insight into his thoughts about streaming:
What we’re dreaming of is that technology will allow us to actually stream our games to all the TVs, mobile phones and tablets in the future and that we will be able to give an opportunity to all our brands to reach 2.5 billion players in five years and maybe five billion players in ten years. So we’re very excited about that new opportunity and the other thing is also to be able to use big forms of servers to create games that we couldn’t dream of creating before.
He elaborated on this concept further in a separate response, explaining:
The next big thing is going to be the capacity to stream our games to more screens and the ability to use all the forms of servers that will be in data centers so that we can create the ultimate game which is very alive, responsive to all the actions you do in it, remembering what you have done and anticipating units.
In the same Q&A, Guillemot also briefly touched on the current collaborative projects with Nintendo, acknowledging the strong relationship with the Japanese-based company:
The Nintendo brands and their capacity to create fantastic games is really something that our creators in Ubisoft love and when they collaborate with Nintendo they are extremely happy to do so - so yes, it will continue and I hope we will be able to surprise you with new things in the future.
What do you make of Yves Guillemot’s thoughts about streaming video games? Do you think it will become commonplace in years to come? Would you like to see Ubisoft work with more Nintendo brands in the future? Share your thoughts below...