There have been plenty of rumors about Sony's next console (the PS4 or whatever you want to call it) going fully cloud-compatible, meaning you'll be able to stream games to it rather than buying discs or downloading them to a hard drive.

Sony still won't comment on these rumors, but a GamesIndustry interview with Sony's Worldwide Studios VP Scott Rohde has revealed that they consider the cloud gaming future "inevitable".

It's "absolutely inevitable that it's going to be a part of what everyone does," he said. "It just makes sense. And so, over the next five years, you're going to see everything evolve to that state because people want access to their data anywhere."

How does Sony fit into that vision? What about Gaikai and Onlive?

"Will there be a streaming service? Will there be a partnership? I'm not going to answer those questions right now. But, like I've said ten times, like a broken record, the industry is always evolving," he said.

What do you think about cloud gaming? Is he right? Or would you rather things just stayed the same? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.

[via CVG]