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Epic Games Says Mobile Games are Competing with Current Consoles - Soon to be PC

Epic Games is certainly one studio that has never shied away from voicing its opinion. Whether it is the entire studio or specific members, Epic does not sit quietly by. The latest opinion may not be a huge shock to some people, but still it is something interesting to consider. Epic's Niklas Smedberg says mobile games are "starting to compete with current consoles," which in turn has made development more complex. Smedberg likened mobile development to PC development by saying there are dozens of hardware specifications and platforms to consider. Epic scales its development from high to low for the games, since Smedberg says the studio never does the minimum.

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hennessey861352d ago

As much as I like my iPad, I don,t use it for serious gaming for one simple reason..... CONTROL. You can,t replicate the accuracy of a analogue stick on a touch screen it's as simple as that and until there are some actual control pads or even some kind of software allowing you to use say a 360 control pad then I will never game on a mobile device. I would much rather sit on a comfy couch playing on a huge screen.

spunnups1352d ago

exactly my thoughts, just worded differently

shoddy1352d ago

agree.
hell to the fuken no to the simple games and control.

I AM A HARDCORE GAMER!!!
I NEED BIG SCREEN, REPONSIVE CONTROL, MATURE RATED GAMES AND GRAPHIC POWER!!!

HammadTheBeast1351d ago

Another classic article about a classic comment from Epic.

spunnups1352d ago

mobile games are TYPICALLY shallow and are boring after short stints and are decent time killers on the road, wothout the use of analog sticks and exterior buttons, ill never become a mobile gamer.

Touch screens, for example the game Dead Trigger, while its an above average mobile game as far as gameplay, the controls ruin it for me.

CommonSenseGamer1352d ago

Final Fantasy III. Is this a Shallow title?

Sgt_Slaughter1352d ago

Really? A game that wasn't even a mobile game to begin with is the 1 game you try to make an argument for?

Hahahahahaha XD

Janitor1352d ago

I use a PS3 controller on my GNex. There is even a company that makes a case that attaches the controller to the phone.

LAZL0-Panaflex1351d ago

Exactly, and you could connect it to an HDTV if u wanted too! Something these knuckleheads can't fathom.

JBSleek1352d ago

The statement has merit. By no means was the article saying that on a graphical level do the compete but yet for money and peoples' time you can clearly see that is true.

Mobile competes with console gaming in that retrospect. The mobile controls and graphics aren't there yet but are improving at such an impressive rate that 2-3 years we could be looking at mobile gaming with the same fidelity as current consoles.

Some gamers prefer mobile some prefer console/PC but they are still both equally gaming.

cee7731352d ago

Next year is the year mobiles rival consoles vita is almost there asis and mobiles will have twice the ram and better soc's 2013 mobiles will show how this gen has aged

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1352d ago (Edited 1352d ago )

Sorry has he seen Crysis 3 dx11? How would one get that on iPad? PC is not mainstream so as far as casual small games goes ipad is competing with facebook games not real pc games.. I really wish Epic was in charge because they make the best games not the most accessible engine.. Mediocre devs..

Big talk from devs who only made one successful game in the last 7 years on console.

Let see ipad compete with planetside 2.

I hope crytek has the best engine next gen to get them off there high horse.

Also why are they not making fortnight for android instead?

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