Ubisoft CEO Envisions Cloud Gaming’s Netflix-Like Impact on Video Games Industry
Yves Guillemot Highlights the Evolution of Game Streaming, Expects a Swift Transformation in the Near Future
Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, has expressed his views on the company’s recently unveiled cloud gaming partnership with Microsoft. He believes that while game streaming will require time to gain momentum, it will eventually revolutionize the gaming industry in a manner akin to the transformation brought about by Netflix in the realm of television.
In an interview with The Financial Times (as reported by VGC), Guillemot drew a parallel between the initial skepticism surrounding Netflix’s foray into streaming and the current state of game streaming. He noted that Netflix faced widespread criticism when it initially ventured into streaming but has since become a dominant force in the entertainment industry. Guillemot remarked, “Today we see what they have become. It’s going to be the same with video games but it will take time. But when it takes off, it will happen very quickly.”