This isn’t that surprising. Well, maybe the magnitude of his statements are, but not the direction.
This multicore issue isn’t limited to video games, the entire computer industry is probably heading for more processing units, as opposed to faster ones. (again, not surprising, it’s getting real hard to increase clockspeed).
Multi process programming is very different to single core and concurrency is hard to do right.
A point of view might be that for coders in countries like Ireland this is a good thing…