i dont think physical games will be gone for at least another 15 years. they still sell so much. also a lot of people still want them. i really dont ever want them to go honestly because i prefer physical, and also when there is physical media the prices on digital drops in the long run due to the competition. but if you only get your games from one store which is the online store, then prices will drop a lot less.
Absolutely one of my biggest fears about a digital-only future
There will be still competition between the games themselves, even if there is only one store. They will continue to offer games in sales for reduced prices after a few months and frequently in the following years.
Just look in the iOS AppStore or games with mandatory Steam DRM... the next sale is just around the corner.
And if I'm wrong... well, my backlog of good games should be enough for three lifetimes.
Last edited by Conina - on 11 November 2018