Cloud_Strife

There have been endless debates over whether or not consoles as we know them are dead, and if the new consoles coming from Microsoft and Sony will be the last. Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada certainly thinks that’s the way it’s going – saying that in the future, the Ps5 will be  service hosted in the cloud.

“I think in the future things will be played on the service, rather than on the hardware. The Cloud is often mentioned, and if cloud services progress, the time when only the name of the service will remain will come some day,” he told Famitsu (via DualShockers)

“The PS5 Probably Won’t Have a main console, but just the screen and controller. So what remains will be just the name of the service. It could be named just “PlayStation network”. Steam is defined a platform, but it’s not a hardware platform. It’s the name of the service.”

I think he’s right – at least, sufficiently far in to the future. I think we’ll probably get one more set of bona-fide consoles, before we have nothing but little boxes that act as gateways to services hosted in the magical cloud.

Last Updated: October 8, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

56 Comments

  1. Otto_ki

    October 8, 2013 at 14:33

    Cloud is the future I guess, even us here in SA will soon have fast internet too support this (common Telkom!)

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 8, 2013 at 14:36

      Come on Telkom or Common Telkom? Both are true it seems.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 8, 2013 at 14:37

        XD

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      • Skyblue

        October 8, 2013 at 14:37

        I was screaming “Come Steyn” during the whole game on Saturday and that never helped either.

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        • Hammersteyn

          October 8, 2013 at 14:40

          But what a game. When last did any team score four tries against the All Blacks. That was the best game we lost ever.

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          • Skyblue

            October 8, 2013 at 14:42

            No argument from my side. Defense needs to step up. The AB’s and Bok’s are both playing the same rugby atm except we don’t commit prof fouls on our tryline like they do.

          • Hammersteyn

            October 8, 2013 at 14:47

            I could open up a nice big kettle of fish and discuss the subject for hours….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 8, 2013 at 14:48

            Those missed tackles. 🙁

      • Otto_ki

        October 8, 2013 at 14:38

        Was actually in the middle of editing when the phone rang with a customer. XD

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 8, 2013 at 14:49

        Two weeks now, still waiting for Telkom to activate my line.

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        • Seraphim

          October 9, 2013 at 08:01

          It helps if you don’t start paying until after the line is activated.
          It then (sometimes) takes less than 1 week to activate.

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 08:11

            Got my bill yesterday. Might just try that…

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 8, 2013 at 14:36

    …and it’ll be… Lightning… fast! dum dum tish.

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  3. Skyblue

    October 8, 2013 at 14:36

    If the PS4 and X1 last 8yrs then I think he’s right. Steam is already a huge part of my gaming life and it actually does make sense that consoles will eventually become subscription services or digital distribution centres.
    Now to update my will as to who gets my Steam account upon my eventual demise.

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 8, 2013 at 14:38

    And that’ll be the day we no longer own anything we buy online. Because we’re not buying products any more, we’re “licensing a service.” Hooray for corporations! Fucking over consumers one rebranding at a time.

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  5. Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

    October 8, 2013 at 14:42

    LOL, I had to look twice before I noticed the sword 😛

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  6. Downloadable content John

    October 8, 2013 at 14:49

    Where’s Banana Jim when all this talking about the cloud is going on?

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 8, 2013 at 14:53

      The Lie is a Cloud!

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 8, 2013 at 14:54

        he there is

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  7. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 8, 2013 at 14:53

    Teh CLOUD IS A LIZE!

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    • Downloadable content John

      October 8, 2013 at 14:53

      There he is!

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  8. Umar ZoMg Reiner

    October 8, 2013 at 14:56

    Remember that one under water area where you’re just chilling in your sub, minding your own business then BOOM…Emerald Weapon Molests your soul….yeah…that was a good time…huh? What are we talking about?

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    • Downloadable content John

      October 8, 2013 at 14:59

      No Umar, this is LazyGamer. The porn site is on the other tab!

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      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 8, 2013 at 14:59

        Wha, no, what? I mean…what are you talking about…pfft

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 8, 2013 at 14:59

      Something Cloud-like might molest our nerves…

      If there was ever a red-flag for the Cloud, it would be the issues Rockstar have been having with the CLAAWWDD! I know OVG has lost 3 characters so far to the cloud, and I’ve lost 2. I’m sure once the issues of a cloud-based game has been sorted out, the game itself may benefit. The problem is, we haven’t seen that yet, and the last thing I want is for every single game to be a MMO or with MMO qualities.

      Sim City… Diablo 3… etc. etc. None of them actually needed the Cloud, but the Cloud was shoved down our asses. That’s my problem with the cloud. If a game can ship and run without the need of constantly dialing home, then I’ll be happy. Unfortunately, the Cloud is more about control than actually giving gamers a decent game. It’s about data mining and essentially undermining our rights to own.

      Hence.. The Cloud is a lie!

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      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 8, 2013 at 15:03

        THE CLOUDU! that is indeed the problem with the cloud…thing is right….There is a HUGE push to make video games into a service. and people do not realize this..what they think that all this always online, F2P model is just for sh*ts and giggles? NO! Look deeper and you will see the truth, why do they wana do away with 2nd hand games also? THEY WANT ALLZ YOUR MONEYS….Things are going to hell, Unless we speak up, the DRM removal from X1 was a huge win, and Cliffy B should just shut up

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 8, 2013 at 15:06

          THEYLL NEVER TAKE ALL OUR MONEYS!!!

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        • NecroRince

          October 8, 2013 at 15:12

          I can have a word with ol Cliffy if you want? Just saying…

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 8, 2013 at 15:12

            Yes, as if he’ll listen to anyone but MS.

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 8, 2013 at 15:13

            Lol You should beat him up!

          • NecroRince

            October 8, 2013 at 15:15

            But, he has 2 super cars!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 8, 2013 at 15:16

            Beat him up and steal them. I know he has a Lambo, what else does he have?

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 8, 2013 at 15:18

            Rihanna beat chris brown up in his Lambo, I’m sure you can do it too

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 8, 2013 at 15:33

            I could drive them like I do in Gta online!

          • NecroRince

            October 8, 2013 at 15:38

            HAHAHAH! That I would like to see.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 8, 2013 at 15:27

            Ask Cliffy, if we can stay with him for a weekend.

          • NecroRince

            October 8, 2013 at 15:32

            Cool bro. I’ll arrange the whole thing, and last minute you can duck out with some lame excuse like @umarbastra:disqus BOOM!

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 8, 2013 at 15:55

            Hahaha…burn to myself!….:(

  9. Umar ZoMg Reiner

    October 8, 2013 at 14:58

    This is the true nature of the cloud

    http://i.imgur.com/KCE9XcF.gif

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 8, 2013 at 15:07

      Needs more hip movement and less vaseline!!! The true nature of the Cloud!!!!

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      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 8, 2013 at 15:08

        And needs more music!

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 8, 2013 at 15:14

          Hahaha that’s shockingly appropriate 😛

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          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 8, 2013 at 15:18

            LOL right!…so sleazy, perfect song for the CLAWD!

    • NecroRince

      October 8, 2013 at 15:10

      Still the best game in the world!

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      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 8, 2013 at 15:10

        Have to agree!!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 8, 2013 at 15:16

        DEFINITELY! In my Top 5 of all Time!

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  10. Mark Treloar

    October 8, 2013 at 15:08

    Or the Vita TV is the test phase for the new cloud console

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 8, 2013 at 15:15

      I was actually thinking the same thing. I think the generation following the next one is going to be all sorts of fail. I might just go Master Race after the PS4 – providing the PC hasn’t been littered with crappy F2P games (granted planetside 2 has the right idea – EA on the other hand… sigh!)

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      • Mark Treloar

        October 8, 2013 at 15:26

        Or Microsoft will make their cloud available for the PC and finally stream Halo and Gears.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 8, 2013 at 15:29

          Not if the Great Gabe can be helped. Valve will save us all!

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          • Mark Treloar

            October 8, 2013 at 15:33

            Yeah sure he will, just so long as your games are not Steam exclusives

  11. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 8, 2013 at 15:21

    Perma-online on a whole new level

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    • Mark Treloar

      October 8, 2013 at 15:42

      Error 37

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  12. CypherGate

    October 8, 2013 at 15:21

    Im going to miss the days of console wars and console specs! its always been exciting and interesting to me, but when the whole cloud thing goes into full swing… then what is there to get excited about? Just the games unfortunately lol kinda in some way sucks..

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 8, 2013 at 15:29

      Yeah, cloud based gaming is a whole industry going full retard. In the immortal words of OVG… “It needs to crash”

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      • CypherGate

        October 8, 2013 at 15:52

        Oh definitely.. a crash could work. Like the matrix they will just need to restart with a new version of thoughts ideas etc etc

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