Cliff Bleszinski, formerly of Epic Games, is concerned about the gaming industry at the moment. Bleszinski feels that it wasn’t since the crash of the ’80s that we’ve seen such a “state of transition like it is right now”.
Bleszinski has some predictions for the three gaming publishers. Nintendo, he believes, could become nothing more than a software-maker. And as far as Microsoft and Sony are concerned, Bleszinski thinks the two “are about to come to major blows.”
Here are Bleszinski’s thoughts in full:
“This business has not been in a state of transition like it is right now since the video game crash of the ’80s. I really think we’re in a massive state of turmoil. I think Nintendo could possibly be faced with the situation of becoming a company that only makes software moving forward. I think Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major blows. But at the same time, people love playing games on their iPad. The PC is going through a wonderful renaissance right now. I think we’re ready to do digital download games all the time…I just want to see what happens. In regards to the industry, it’s like the Super Smash Bros. of business right now, and I want to see if Peach or Mario wins.”