Tablets More Powerful than Consoles? EA Thinks So
Joe Dincer-Ubl / 2 years ago
In the ever-growing world of tablets, which much like any console or gaming hardware get more powerful with each new generation, EA believes that the gaming industry should prepare for a scenario in which tablets are more powerful and more common that consoles for gaming.
“What gets us the most excited is the power, the computing power, of mobile devices and the speed at which that’s growing,” said Blake Jorgensen, CFO of Electronic Arts, speaking during the 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference. “What that might mean is that a tablet, three or four years from now, has more power than what a typical console has. And that will open up a whole new set of people to console-style games that are much more immersive, much deeper, much more character-driven than simply a static mobile game that you might play for a small burst of time while you’re waiting for the bus.”
Even though most mobile game available now are focused more on the casual gamer, if mobile hardware develops far enough, that could shift an entire industry. With EA leading the charge, and other studios following suite, this shift has already started to occur. As this progresses, we will start to see more in-depth games coming.