SpaceX founder Elon Musk seems to have his hands in all the pies these days. As it turns out though, when he's not launching new spacecraft or whatever the hell he's doing, Musk enjoys gaming. However, a new gaming console doesn't appear to be on his list of forthcoming conquests.
In a new podcast appearance, Musk was asked about his gaming habits and what he plays these days. PC seems to be top of the list, with Musk also believing that there'd be no real benefit to another console competitor. Here's what he said in response to questions about making a new console:
"The consoles at this point are all basically PCs [...] I'm not sure there's value to be added by another console."
So, if you wanted a Tesla or SpaceX console, you're out of luck! We're not entirely surprised by this stance though. The big three platforms currently on the market seem to have things locked down, and it looks — from the outside looking in at least — incredibly tough for another new platform to launch in this day and age.
Anyway, here's a timestamp of the discussion surrounding Musk's gaming habits:
What do you think to another console competitor? Could Musk pull it off? Let us know below!
I think it would be very hard for anyone to muscle in on the console market at any time let alone at the moment.
All current three devices are slightly different or offer different services, I don’t think anyone could do something that new and original to make a purchasing difference.
Let alone getting games onto the new device and having some exclusives to persuade people over to the new console.
If I remember correctly, didn't he push for mineraft to be in telsa vehicles?
Switch is a 1990 pc then in that case
Comprehension = good for your reading
Does it make you feel good to flame people for their comments
Next time read the article before you try to post a sarcastic reply 🤫
You just edited your comment? It's not that big of a deal, relax haha
Honestly the only one of the big three that could use new hardware is Nintendo. I love my Switch to death, but when games natively built for it struggle to run on it or look like they have a thin layer of petroleum rubbed on it (looking at you XBC 3), I think it's time for it to have some more horsepower under the hood.
EDIT: I realize that the article is about the introduction on a new console outside of the big three, but my statement still stands.
Pretty much agree. I am fine with the major three. Apple Arcade is alright for the price. No interest in what Google is doing or VR, if even considered a console.
@Pube hmmm or I can just hit ignore and you cease to exist for me on the site.
I like that option. Done
Unless it's a Dreamcast 2, I really wouldn't be interested.
PS. I like how it has to come to something as silly as video games for Musk to have a sound and thought out opinion. Good for him, I guess.
@Pube actually, comprehension is understanding what you're reading. It's also "good for your reading", I guess.
I don't disagree with Musk, but he's so out-of-touch with the reality of the masses that it's ridiculous how every comment he makes gets media coverage.
Agree with you there my switch is showing it’s age now. The problem is how far do Nintendo go.
They don’t have the biggest of in house studios and take a long time to get their very good AAA games out as it is.
Imagine if they upped the graphics, level of detail and textures to much say like FH5 or HFW they would never get a game out the door.
That’s is why Nintendo go for small incremental power increases as they have to manage game development as well by expanding slowly and learning new techniques etc.
But with the Switch they are doing very well so I expect a Switch 2 a bit more powerful but don’t expect a FH5 or HFW from them anytime in the future graphically wise.
I know, but I was formatting my reply to look like his (which he deleted lol)
@Dezzy70 Yeah, honestly if the next Switch had the horsepower of an XBONE or PS4, not even pro models, it would be just enough to make their games run better. If I want SX/PS5 level graphics on mobile, I'd just stream it to my phone and use a Backbone.
I'd be all over a 3DO2 or 4DO. I am sure the name could be brought for pocket change for Elon to make it happen.
@PanFriedSoup @Dezzy70 There's also power consumption to consider in portable devices. And the fact that high detail can't really be seen so much on a small screen.
At least he approached the question as a PC gamer than a cloud gamer, but I don’t agree.
I would say the console market (for Xbox) is more secure than ever because Microsoft have set a baseline spec for their servers that run cloud games, and that happens to be the Xbox itself. In the future, people buying the local consoles to run these games will actually save Microsoft money on server resources and power. It would be like buying one of the servers to use Netflix and still paying the subscription, whilst other people just sign in, pay their subscriptions and let Netflix handle the rest.
Well Elon Musk's value to me is zero soo... Piss off, go take a SpaceX plane off our planet and don't return.
I'd take another sega console especially if it would prompt the other 3 to raise their game
Regarding Switch it may not be a PS5 or Xbox Series X but it's worked out the gate and continues to do so. 110+ Million sales, and still the number 1 seller worldwide on a weekly basis..
The proof is in the basic numbers, undeniable massive and profitable success..
For those who argue with stock problems for PS5/Xbox Series X etc... That's not Nintendos problem, it's Sonys and Microsofts problem.
Certainly intrigued for Nintendos next console..
@Richnj I'MMA BUY MYSPACE
@NEStalgia Stock price of 'Edison' dropped following the announcement. Do not pass Go, do not collect $100bn.
This is very true, so there is a lot for Nintendo to consider for their next console.
I’d like to know what he thinks about subscriptions… because the concept of ‘platforms’ are fast changing. I wouldn’t be surprised if by the time ‘next gen’ come around there’s a new subscription service on the block… probably Tesla gaming!
…though my moneys on embracer
Who cares what this tool says? He's a troll, with money. Quit feeding him.
He’s not wrong.
Who cares what that con man says about anything? I guess it's good that he doesn't want to enter the market though.
@UltimateOtaku91 OMG your going to kill me with a loss of oxygen.
I hate Musk as much as anyone should, but this must be where his clock got stuck, cause he's certainly right about this. I don't think Amazon, Google, or Apple would succeed in the console market today. Maybe Apple could leverage Apple Silicon in the PC space, Google failed Stadia, and Amazon Luna seems alive I guess. Amazon is more likely to succeed at being a developer and publisher like with New World.
You gotta stop reporting what this sorry excuse of a man says.
He's one of the worst people alive, and doesn't even care about videogames, so just don't, please.
Please stop promoting this 💩 head.
I think a company could take over Nintendos place in the industry.
All that's really needed there is a new kid-centric platform that actually has new games.
But a company that actually listens to their users, and makes changes because of them.
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