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Posted 4/20/15 , edited 4/20/15
What do you guys think purchasing your games will be like by 2025? Will we still be able to go to stores and get a hard copy, or will it be like PC gaming now, were the majority buy there games digitally. Or maybe your hoping we'll be streaming our games through services like PSNow? Will physical games be relegated to bargain bins and hidden corners at your local Walmart, or small hobbyist stores?

Do any of these options sound appealing to you?
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Games will be injectable and distributed freely
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Posted 4/20/15
I'd never go for Streaming gaming, not with the garbage net speeds that most of the US gets... x.x
Google Fiber needs to get to Cali
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Posted 4/20/15
Good thread!

Gaming will be physical and digital. At first I thought streaming might be a thing but after all the recent success for all these remasters I think publishers would rather spend a few months touching up an older release for a new console and charge close to full price than slap it on a streaming service. I think gamers in general will be happy with that too since if they get rid of their old console they can still play their favorite game offline. It's the new 'backwards compatibility'.

I think having physical will be a hipster/enthusiast thing, like having records or buying a movie on Blu-ray Disc. With the price of memory tumbling and Internet getting faster more people will find it easier just to download a game.
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Posted 4/21/15
I doubt most will be able to download 80~100gb games in 2025 in a day or less. And preloading will take like a week or you end up sacrificing your fast internet speed which isn't worth it.
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Posted 4/27/15
Holodeck.
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