The creator of the popular Metal Gear series believes that "in the near future" video games won't depend on any console or platform, adding that gamers should be able to take the experience with them wherever they are and whenever they want -- from their computer to the living room or a portable device while traveling. In Kojima's vision users will buy platform-agnostic software and enjoy the same experience on multiple devices.
Kojima is certainly not the first to envision a future in the cloud. In fact, his comments come just as OnLive is getting ready for a commercial roll out of its ambitious games-on-demand service in a couple of months. It remains to be seen how well the market reacts to the service -- especially with its current pricing model -- but in all likelihood that technology still has a long way to go before it replaces the PC and gaming consoles dominating the market today.