I know when CD games came out, especially PSX, the games could hold so much more data than carts, that inserting a plastic housing into a system again was obviously a thing of the past.
Loading times were a bore, but worth it.
Now with media devices such as flash drives, Optical media looks to be inferior due to any number of issues, moving parts, scratches, the system drive just wearing out, ect.
Many games can now just be downloaded.
In many ways this can be considered along the lines of music downloads. The convenience is undeniable but the lack in actual quality is debatable.
Will games revert to a thumb drive, SD content, or are we just going to have to accept that purchases will no longer involve a physical item?
I'm sure limited collector editions of big games will be available with all the bells and whistles as for a company, there's a huge markup and money to be made.
Will downloads be enough?
Just curious, as for one.....and I don't know why. When I was very little, the original ATARI 2600 artwork is still my favorite.
Box art has nothing to do with the game itself, but a nice touch is a nice touch.
I think I came close to making a point somewhere in there.