The PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are due to be released sometime within the next year, and with that will usher in a new era of gaming that will apparently start to include new devices that were not present during this past generation.
According to a report from GameSpot yesterday, Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft's Annecy, Montpellier, and Paris studios, talked about the future of gaming and some of the change that is about to happen.
"We are at a new start in the industry, a moment where gaming is no longer just for geeks. We have consoles like the Wii to thank for that, and the rise in mobile gaming. It's all leading towards interconnectivity.
"What will you do on your phone in the future will impact what you do on your console back home, and so on. There will be different applications for different devices," Poix said.
Poix then talked about how difficult it is to describe what's unique with the Wii U, and that gamers need to experience it to fully understand it.
"The depth of what you can do with that console is really hard to get across unless you play with it. It's different from the Wii, where seeing was believing. With the Wii U, people really need to experience it.
"The whole idea of the asymmetrical gameplay and using two screens to do two very different things is not simple to explain to people. 'ZombiU' was designed to be a game for core players launching with a new Nintendo console.
"We should have communicated better in this respect to let people know what kind of experience to expect. It wasn't obvious enough that there would be a new controller and new gameplay and a new skill set to develop," Poix said.
What do you think will be the biggest change for the next-generation of gaming?