Sci-fi, tech luminaries predict the future of gaming… 20 years ago
In this short feature republished from an issue of EDGE Magazine in 1993 we get the thoughts of people like Arthur C. Clarke and George Lucas on the future of games. There are some incredibly smart people here accurately predicting 2013 gaming's current events twenty years ago.
It's kind of hard to see what George Lucas is getting at though. His statement is incredibly vague and mostly boils down to "the Internet will be great." Is he saying that the new entertainment form of video games won't be what fills the internet? If so, he was massively incorrect. Or was he already including video games as one of the established mediums?
I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt, but the sentence seems to read as though he's saying that sophistocated advancements in the classic entertainment forms will take precedence over anything new.
The highlight of the piece has to be Arthur C. Clarke's SnakeBite addiction though. If I ever get a time machine I'm going back to the 1980s to see Clarke in the throes of withdrawal as he kicks the habit.
- Edge Staff
- EDGE Online