August 18, 2008 // 10:36 pm
- Ten years, the life span of the PlayStation 3. Sony has promised to make a future proof console, but how can it live that long? How can they continue delivering amazing games? Within 3-4 years we can be seeing a Xbox 720 and a Wii 2. Will Sony continue supporting the PS3? I believe so.
Sony is now hitting the tip of the iceberg with its hit games coming out, such as Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet, and Killzone 2. Can it keep its momentum?
Yes, Sony can keep the momentum moving by the PSN store. It's incredible how just a few years ago we would never have seen this coming. The PSN store, where you can download full games, demos, trailers, wallpapers, PSP games, and more. You can now even download and rent movies and TV shows. In a few years from now, what can we expect to see on the PSN store? Whatever it maybe, I am sure it's going to make us realize the true potential of the PlayStation.
The PSN store is one main reason to look forward to the future, but that's not all. We also have Home, the online community, coming out this year. Imagine 2 - 3 years from now, Home will become its own world. Everyone having their own houses and apartments.
People will be headed to the movie theater together. Users watching TV together and sharing music through their in game stereo systems. Parties, events, and conferences will be held on a weekly basis. What if we even get cars? The future of Home can make one of the biggest impacts for the PS3 and gaming industry.
The last main push is the games. Without games you wouldn't have a video game console. Even with all the games coming out this year and next year, we can still expect more incredible AAA titles to be released. MAG is one of those games that pushes the limits.
But what if Sony can push the limit again, by making an online shooter that supports huge wars of 1,000 vs 1,000 soldiers. Online gaming is going to be the biggest component in the future. Gaming is only going to get better as we can hope for developers to finally hit the full potential hiding within the PS3.