Game War 1: Nintendo Vs. Atari
Game War 2: Nintendo vs. SEGA
Game War 3: Nintendo vs. Sony vs. Microsoft
Game War 4: Nintendo vs. Sony vs. Microsoft vs. Google vs. Apple
News has broken recently about Google looking to launch their own video game device using cloud streaming. Now, with today's news and a thread dedicated to it here, it is all but certain. The question is, will Apple sit on the sidelines while it's two main competitors duke it out with each other, Sony, and Nintendo? I think not. My prediction is Apple gets in the mix very shortly and we have a five-way war by 2021 at the latest (just in time for ps5, Xbox 2, and possibly something next-gen Nintendo). But that isn't the point of this thread. Let's have some fun with this!
With that many consoles/devices, and two major companies entering the fray, I think many 3rd party studios will be swallowed up or commit to publishing games only on one company's device. If that happens, where do you see these top independent 3rd party studios going, or some other ones not listed?
Arc System Works
Telltale Games (if it survives)
Put the following next to each for what you think:
N = Nintendo
S = Sony
M = Microsoft
G = Google
I = They remain independent
If you don't see a studio on here, it is because they aren't major, are already owned by a larger corporation, because they are PC/indie, or because I'm a goober and messed up :)