Electronic Arts believes that console-level gaming will reach tablets by 2018
The power of tablets has developed tremendously within the last two years to the point where some are questioning when it will match console-level gaming. To Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen, that time will be here by the end of the decade. Jorgensen spoke at the 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference and expressed the belief that console-level gaming on tablets would be possible by 2018.
Jorgensen had the following to say about the potential of console-level gaming on tablets:
“What gets us the most excited is the power, the computing power, of mobile devices and the speed at which that’s growing. 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.”
Console gaming is here to stay of course. Sony and Microsoft released the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2013, respectively. Those two consoles with earn the attention of developers for the next six or seven years; therefore, it may be even longer before enough is invested into this expected strength in the future of mobile gaming.
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