Players will always have a preference as to how they collect their games; some like tangible physical copies, and others prefer the transient convenience of a digital library. It's a debate that can get surprisingly heated, as it concerns a subject we are all guilty of getting overly passionate about. It might be all for nought, too, at least according to Ubisoft.
In a recent blog post, Ubisoft addressed some concerns about the future of physical media. Ostensibly to do with Xbox's monstrous $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft's SVP Chris Early, strategic partnerships and business development, was asked what he thought the future of physical media in games looked like, to which he replied:
"There's a collector edition market. There's the aspect of gifting physical items and allowing access for people to be able to easily purchase a game in a store and gift them to their friends or family. Some people will always want to own the physical disk. I just don't think it's going away. Do I think physical sales might get lower over time? Sure, but will it ever completely go away? I don't think so."