"There are no hardware companies anymore", says John Wilson VP of Razer which is bringing us a new console this year called Edge. Companies can no longer just ship a console but instead need to think about software and the community around it.
John was one of three thought leaders in gaming on the panel focusing on Gaming’s New Frontier at Engadget Expand this afternoon. Ujesh Desai, VP at NVIDIA (which is bringing us the Shield in Q2) and Nate Mitchell, VP at Oculus VR (bringing Virtual Reality back to gamers everywhere) joined John to talk about what is happening in the gaming industry today.
One of the major messages from the panel was that gamers want to play where they are wherever they are and that technology needs to get out of the way to let that happen. But at the same time, the game can’t be the same across all form factors.
Additionally, all agreed that PC gaming is not going anywhere and in fact felt that the rift between console and PC is not really as dramatic as analysts are communicating.
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