"Games will change the world," says Moore
- Posted April 11th, 2008 at 05:46 EDT by Michael Harradence
Videogames will play a significant role in improving both the mental and physical health of consumers within the next 12 years, forecasts Peter Moore, the President of EA Sports.
Speaking to Next-Gen.biz, as part of a feature discussing the prospects of videogames in the next 12 years, Moore predicted that software would eventually provide gamers the opportunity to “do things with games in their own houses that they just can’t do at the gym.”
“Games have a key role to play in health and wellness. People will be able to do things with games in their own houses that they just can’t do at the gym. And it’s not just about making yourself stronger and healthier but also smarter and happier.
“And it’s not just about making yourself stronger and healthier but also smarter and happier.”
Moore added: “Games have the power to make people happy and to make the world a better place. And I do mean the world, because we are now opening up massive new markets like China and India that will bring billions of gamers.”
Agree with Moore's predictions? Would you personally like to see games take a more mainstream focus in this area in the future, ala Wii Sports? Let us know in the comments section below.----