Multi-core gaming and the future of quad core CPUs?

So as Hex core and above starts to become more common in the next few years, I'm wondering how Quad core processors will fare in future games optimized for more cores.

I'm currently building a new system and my initial plan was to go with an i5 8600k (6 core), but budget concerns have me leaning more towards the i3 8350k (4 core). At the moment there's going to be little difference between them in most games, but I'm wondering how that might change in the future.

Basically I want to know what I might be losing out on over the next 5 years or so with games optimized for 6-8 cores? Will a 4-core CPU run into any actual significant performance losses in a situation like that?
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  1. It will be significantly future proof to go with 6 cores. You can go with i5 8400 which is a very capable processor. No overclockability, but perfect with B360 chipset during Q1 2018, if you can wait for few months.
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