Sections

Dyack: Single platform future is “inevitable”

Thursday, 16th July 2009 14:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt

denisdyacka2

Speaking at Develop today, Silicon Knights’ Denis Dyack reiterated his claim that a single-format future is the way forward for the games industry.

Questioned if a sole platform industry could ever become a reality, Dyack said it is “inevitable”.

“The value of technology is becoming less and less significant compared to the games that are on it. It’s costing hardware manufacturers more and more to do research and development. Video game publishers are having a harder and harder time making money,” he said.

Lots more on VG.

Breaking news

28 Comments

Sign in to post a comment.

  1. Hunam

    Oh god, Dyacks back.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. SticKboy

    Why does he even get coverage? The man hasn’t even got a rep left to ruin.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    hardware makers have them self to blame!you mess with pc gaming we miss with you! I can’t wait to see AMD go bankuprt! Maybe then people will wake up! In the mean time enjoy your the rid while more and more people lose thier jobs and go bankuprt. I mean the games Industry wanted pc gaming dead for so long and here are the results! you made your bed now live in it!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    What are you talking about?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    There could probably never be a single platform, because people like the EU would come along and fine whichever company who tried to do it about £999bn for anti competitive practices and force them to share all their hardware secrets with some useless small budget company.

    Oh, and publishers will probably die out eventually too, when (high-end) cloud gaming becomes possible…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL!

    bdh at his best!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming is the back bone of the pc Industry! sorry console can’t sustain big companies like AMD! I can’t rember the exact numbers but I think it’s 65% of people who buy pc’s use them gaming.

    game devs like epic games and the games indsutry wanted consoles so let them! Enjoy your high production costs!Enjoy going bankuprt too!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Zarckan

    Is this twat back again?!?! GO AWAY NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU SAY

    #8 5 years ago
  9. blackdreamhunk

    yep they made their beds let them live in it. SO how is the high production costs working for you console games these days. Yea I bet AMD is in pantic mode right now as each day they grow closer and closer to bankuprtcy.

    Enjoy the ride because it’s going to get worse. I don’t mind because I know my hardware parts will be cheaper soon. Pc gaming is booming in a recession and our hardware parts will get cheaper. So it’s win win for pc gamers.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hunam

    I might start taking bets on when Cloud gaming becomes a reality and when it inevitably crashes and burns.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I was under the impression that AMD made rather a lot of processors for PCs. Did that change while I was having too much fun playing console games?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Hunam

    I’m not sure what the fuck he is going on about with AMD to be honest.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Syrok

    It’s probably his multiple personality disorder shining through. Wonder which side will win. Loki or bdh?

    :)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    AMD has 80% percent of it’s hardware in consoles right now. ever since the 3 major consoles went to retail they have been on a decline. They are so close to bankuprtcy that they had to take intel to court and get billions off on them. It’s not going to save them when the hardware market is crashing.

    pc gamers are not going to save them because frankly there is no new high games worth buying. There is no need to buy high end hardware until next year.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    Todays news suggests AMD are just fine…

    #15 5 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    bdh said:
    “pc gamers are not going to save them because frankly there is no new high games worth buying.”

    LOL!!!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    Syrok you can enjoy the ride while big companies go bankuprt. when a company spends billions on consoles the ceo’s have personality disorder! console gaming have a huge track record of comapines going bankuprt.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    What, no youtube links today?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    i don’t need to because the article speaks for it self :)I have only being saying this since last year. i have said it on edge too now it’s coming to pass.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh, ok then.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. NiceFellow

    I single specification, maybe, but even that seems unlikely to me at the present.

    He seems to view videogames as DVD’s where you could have multiple manufacturers on the HW side, but I thing its a false analogy.

    Only when the HW is elsewhere, and you’re simply accessing the content will this be possible I suspect.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Michael O'Connor

    “The man hasn’t even got a rep left to ruin.”

    His paycheck and 10 + years of work would argue otherwise.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Morrius

    Michael:

    The failure or Too Human and Dyacks increasingly moronic ramblings leading up to it would indicate otherwise. He’s pretty much a joke now, isn’t he?

    I’m sure Too Human 2 will be amazing though. Smirk.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Filofax

    Its hard to take Denis seriously after he bragged his last game to high heaven, and it turned out to smell worse than 6 month old Gorgonzola.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Michael O'Connor

    “The failure or Too Human and Dyacks increasingly moronic ramblings leading up to it would indicate otherwise. He’s pretty much a joke now, isn’t he?”

    Only amongst internet fanboys who are stuck in the past and can’t see beyond their own jaded, cynical ignorance.

    “Its hard to take Denis seriously after he bragged his last game to high heaven, and it turned out to smell worse than 6 month old Gorgonzola.”

    I personally thought it was brilliant. Just way too short.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. SunKing

    I think he’s probably right on this. For the record, though, I didn’t think much of Too Human.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. fearmonkey

    Dyack should have kept his mouth closed more during Too Human’s development, but before that fiasco, Silcon Knights had some great games. It’s not fair to dismiss him for one game, and a mistake other developers have made. If he keeps doing it, then he deserves it. I betting he won’t be making the same mistakes.

    Lets looks at the past attempt on single platform gaming, the 3DO. That worked well didn’t it? uh no.

    Even if cloud gaming takes over, i imagine that each company will have it’s own cloud. With a single platform, there wouldn’t be as much reason to innovate, and games would be stagnant. This of course would be the best thing for PC gaming, as it would take over again.
    The company that owns the network, owns the advertising dollars, controls everything. I can’t see companies like Sony or MS giving that up. I think this is wishful thinking.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. mortiferus

    Dyack’ single platform will be a jail cell for stealing EPIC’s IP. Though know that I think about it making too human could be punishment enough…

    #28 5 years ago