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Never one to shy away from reasonably bold claims, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot reckons that the next console generation will be the last of its kind. Once it's done and dusted, Guillemot expects hardware to shift towards streaming services.

"I think we will see another generation, but there is a good chance that step-by-step we will see less and less hardware," the Ubi-boss stated in an interview with Variety. "With time, I think streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to have big hardware at home [...] There will be one more console generation and then after that, we will be streaming, all of us."

Realistically, Guillemot's predictions probably aren't far off the mark. Sony's been tinkering with streaming for a number of years with services like PlayStation Now, and we're already well on our way to a totally digital future. We're not fully convinced that gaming will soon become completely dependent on streaming, but it's still an interesting topic, and one that's bound to be hotly debated over the next decade or so.

What do you make of Guillemot's words? Feel free to fear change in the comments section below.

[via variety.com, gamesindustry.biz]