Electronic Arts' boss has hinted streaming is the future of gaming.

Electronic Arts

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The company's CEO Andrew Wilson has suggested new consoles from Microsoft and Sony - who have both acknowledged potential plans for the next generation of hardware - could be some way off, but he also gave a teaser about what direction they could go in.

As reported by Gamespot, he said: ""There are a few articles out there; a few rumours; and a little hearsay as to what [the new consoles are] and when they're coming and what they might be.

"I don't think we're in a position today to have a conversation about that.

"But just know that we've worked with Microsoft and Sony and Nintendo for many, many years and we look forward to working with them for many, many years more, even if we all collectively seek to move - either some portion of or all of our experiences - to the cloud."

Although Sony hasn't given any details about the next PlayStation - besides saying a new console is "necessary" - Microsoft has teased the future of its hardware.

The company's Executive President of Gaming Phil Spencer previously said: "Anybody who might worry about our console future, I just wanted to put that at ease.

"I wanted people to know that I love the track record of our hardware team ... we have some ideas in the future [about streaming] but it's not tomorrow.

"I didn't want people to think we were going to walk away from that part of the brand in the business because it's really important to us."