Over the last few months, I have been thinking more deeply about the ever connected gaming world and what exactly that means, not just for the consumer but also for the games we play.
This console generation is the first generation of consoles to all have a connection to the internet. All three consoles have online multiplayer, downloadable content and servers that need to be maintained in order for that functionality to continue.
This generation of game consoles have also brought about the ability to patch and update not just the games on the console but also the console itself.
Have you ever thought of what that means for the games of this generation when the switch on those servers is turned off?
There is already some evidence of what will happen. (more…)