EA says on­line game stream­ing will elim­i­nate con­soles in fu­ture

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EA’s new Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of Strate­gic Growth (that’s cor­po­rate-speak for sooth­sayer), Matt Bil­bey, be­lieves that, while game stream­ing at the mo­ment is be­ing held back by server in­fra­struc­ture and band­width lim­i­ta­tions, it’s likely that will change in the com­ing years. He sug­gests that tra­di­tional con­soles may give way to smart TV stream­ing so­lu­tions with sub­scrip­tions “sim­i­lar to Net­flix” and where the “con­sole ac­tu­ally ex­ists in the smart TV”, or even where “the next PlayS­ta­tion just ex­ists on your phone”.

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