Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi is of the belief that consoles will continue to have a place in gaming’s future, even with the advent of smartphones, and higher end PCs pushing the marketplace.
Speaking with Xbox World magazine, the Ninja Gaiden boss believes all forms of hardware can co-exist, as long as people continue to embrace video games.
“I don’t think consoles are going to disappear from gaming,” he said. “You still have millions of people playing video games with a controller on a box in front of the TV. Just look at Call of Duty, for example: it’s everywhere. There are millions of people playing it.
“I think people will continue to play games, and as long as the cost of development stays sustainable, and people continue to buy traditional games, then we’ll be here. If only one game sells everything, it will ruin the gaming and console industries completely.”
Hayashi used movie theaters as an example, saying that people still head to the cinema to see a film and not just wait for it to arrive on their smartphone or television.
“Yes, you have new mediums, but the old guy is still there – and I think it’s going to be like that with consoles,” he continued. ” I think they will be around for quite a while.”
Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will release on Vita in early 2013.