Speaking to Develop, Valve's Gabe Newell and Blizzard's Frank Pearce, think that online unification between consoles is the next step in the evolution of industry.

Pearce told Develop that it would be "ideal to have a unified online community regardless of the platform that gamers are playing on" while Newell thinks the industry need to "figure out how to make the internet better instead of figuring out how to keep customers off the internet".

Something we at Games Xtreme would love to see is cross platform online gaming, but it is something that currently the platform owners are not keen for.

Pearce does point out that it may not be feasible, but remains hopeful.

"One of the things I look at when it comes to the modern games business, is that gamers today want to play whatever game experience they want, whenever they want with whomever they want," Pearce said.

"So I think you're going to see a lot of games experiences that get platform agnostic. Blizzard has to contemplate that."

Blizzard itself is looking at penetrating the console space, said Pearce, and there are "a lot of guys in the office who are passionate about the console space; people who have a lot of great ideas for interactive ideas in the console space. It's definitely something we'll revisit,"