EA’s president of labels Frank Gibeau said while giving his Keynote at GamesCom 2012 that he’s seen Sony and Microsoft’s new machines.
According to Gamespot, Gibeau said: “I’ve seen both of them”, before going on to discuss the future of the industry.
“Ten years ago we used to measure our market in terms of 200 million people. Now we are at a billion people playing games and we have a straight line view on 2 billion,” he adeed.
Gibeau then went on to affirm his stance that the free-to-play model will be the dominant path once next-gen rolls in: “Free to play will become the dominant pricing model by the end of the decade.”
Strange, isn’t it? The industry on a whole has confirmed next generation consoles at numerous junctures, but the console developers themselves are saying nothing.