Monday, April 11, 2011

One console to rule them all?

When Denis Dyack argued in favor of a "One Console Future" during the 2007 Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, it was the first time many gamers had heard of the term. The public reaction was less than welcoming, with cries of monopoly and stagnant evolution at the forefront of counter-arguments. Nearly four years later, consoles are as divided as ever, but we're seeing some strides that suggest Dyack may have actually been right all along.

The concept of a standardized gaming platform isn't unprecedented. The 3DO was launched in 1993 by industry veteran Trip Hawkins, engineered to become a new console standard. Instead of handling all manufacturing in-house like Nintendo or Sega, other companies could buy a license to make a 3DO. Panasonic-made 3DO consoles were the most common, though we saw models from smaller companies like...Read More

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