|Livingstone: It's "all about intellectual property" as hardware "is a mug's game"|
|Posted: 17.11.2011 13:13 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
Eidos life president Ian Livingstone has said hardware behemoth manufacturers will "finally realise the fact" that manufacturing hardware "is a mug's game," as IP rules the day.
The future has IP "moving across all platforms and all devices," with the "walled gardens" of hardware destined to "one day disappear." Portable is the dominant force.
A connected portable device is "absolutely, undoubtedly the future." The single standard language of HTML 5 is "going to create a real opportunity," a single platform for all to benefit from.
"Hardware manufacturers will finally realise the fact that manufacturing hardware is a mug's game," declared Eidos' Ian Livingstone at the Launch Conference in Birmingham. It's simply not enough to launch dedicated hardware platforms anymore as it splits consumers in a time where people yearn to be connected.
"It's all about intellectual property and I think you'll see IP moving across all platforms and all devices. Walled gardens will one day disappear." The rise of a standard language driven by HTML 5 could topple Facebook as the lead contributor for web-based gaming. People wouldn't be limited by devices any more.
"The dominant platform for me is going to be mobile," he continued. "Android might eat Apple's lunch but a connected device allowing gaming on the move is absolutely, undoubtedly the future. HTML 5 is going to create a real opportunity, a single platform with a single interface. That's going to be a bigger platform perhaps than Facebook."
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