The possibility that mobile devices will outstrip consoles in the next few years is a very real one, says Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey.
But we still get repetitive casual games on mobiles. While I'm getting lots of great games on PS plus :P
why is the original source not being linked to here? The original source being TechRadar.
Power, I can see that but consoles are dedicated to games therefore they don't relatively require that much power.
I'm all for technology evolving and pushing the boundaries, but it's going to take a massive leap for mobile gaming to push out the console system. The only way I see it happening is if the mobile device can be docked and used as a home console seamlessly. Game on the go, controller at home.
Mobile gaming haven't even caught up with PS3/Xbox360 and these things were released in 2005. Mobile phones have incremental upgrades. Just look at your Iphone 5S or Galaxy S4S. I have a XperiaZ and they announced the Z1. The leap isn't there that these people are imagining. Patcher said it best "Mobile games have yet to be able to fulfill the console gaming niche. Console sold around 250 million and the mobile market is somewhere between 2-2.5 billion. Developers still prefer the console market because can sell their games @ $60." he's right you can't justify selling a mobile game for anything over $9.99
Yes, the title is total BS. "mobiles" have battery limitations, thermal limitations, space limitations, ventilations limitaitons. Not to mention the current difficulties making chips smaller than around 20nm. But even what he said is BS to an extent: "I would be willing to bet that by the end of this console generation there are going to be mobile processors that far outpower them." So he's essentially saying that MAYBE in 7+ years there will be "mobile" devices as powerful as the PS4.
Console gaming is not a niche. But i agree with everything else, console is pop culture. Gaining popularity with every generation. Movile gaming is gimmicky, most of it does not work, some does. Mobile gaming will never take over console gaming, gaming on a touch phone? Gaming on your phone connected to a controller? The gamers that love mobile gamers are the same ones who loved the nintendo wii. Everything takes a toll too, soon people will get tired of the constant phone upgrades at full price.
Let's not forget to mention that it will take a while before people can download and install 40GB games on a mobile device.
Yes this guy is obviously high. Mobile is nowhere near 360/ps3 level right now.
Mobile/Tablet will never catch up. As they are under powered devices. PS4/X720 both run about 300W systems. A mobile/Tablet utilizes far less and it will take at least 5 years for that power draw to shrink enough to even compare it. GPUs on mobiles will get better sure, but games will still be micro games on mobiles/tablets. Until their CPUs grow. Tablet/mobile phone GPUs won't touch what PS4/X720 can do in the next 5-7 years on the same scale. Laptop mobile is different story. :) Now with Cloud tech you could literally play the same game that you have running at home on your PS4/X720/PC on a mobile/tablet. In this regard mobile can adapt to gaming pretty well. Its hard to say they would get any further in front of them.
Google should make a Android Game Store where publishers can offer us bigger games. Casual shit comes in the Play Store, and big franchises in the Game Store. Mobile gaming is the future. Comment placed from my 4GB Ram 2,3Ghz tablet.
In about 7 years or so (provided there are revolutionary changes in battery and chip manufacturing processes) you might be able to buy a tablet that runs my current laptops games/software. Comment placed from my 16GB Ram(+vRam) 3.0 GHZ+ Quad Core 8 thread Laptop.
The tablet might be able to run the game, but it won't get it. Instead they will get Candy Crush 3 and Angry Birds Star Trek.
I don't get what's so hard to understand that console gamers want to play games on their TVs. Not until a mobile device can run a game like battlefield 4 with all the bells and whistles will it ever push out the gaming market. Pc gaming and console gaming is here to stay.
yet there is nothing but temple run clones. also wat do these guys hav against consoles , geez we get it.
They gotta get some attention somehow right ? Next thing you'll hear is oculus rift vr headset MORE POWERFULL THEN PC TROLOLOLOL
these people are crazy anywonder how they came up with such a crazy inventions. madness or genuis. fine line
They could, but it'd be a waste because a "new" phone will come out next week with "more power" so all the phones from this week are out dated and useless. Meanwhile Gameloft rips off the latest console game and can't optimize their title at all, so it has framerate issues even though that had 4 cores to work with......
-sigh- I'm certain there's some scientific "law" that covers it, but I don't know what it is, and I'm too lazy to look it up. Anyway, here is the problem with mobile devices ever being more powerful than consoles. There's no overcoming the fact that a larger device can outperform a smaller one. Fit all the Tegra 3 chips you want into a tablet, but you'll never be able to accommodate as many as a console. I won't even get into the difference in efficiency between the two, born of their different focuses, which would tilt power further in the console's favor. Simply put: because a console is larger, it will be more powerful. Every time tech advances so that mobiles can fit something smaller and more powerful inside it, that same tech will be used- in an advanced form- for the next console, with 100 times the space to use it in. The ONLY way mobile devices catch up and surpass consoles is if a huge tech breakthrough occurs mid-generation. Then, once the next gen drops, consoles will be far out ahead again. Don't think that's too likely to happen, though.
I think you might be refferring to moores law. The theory tjat every x number ofbyears (think its 3 or 4) the processing power of chips will I think its double/that the size will halve. In short if its bigger you canvget more power out of it. Mobile devices are heavily limited by batteries though so till the current tech cab be made snall enough, efficient enough to be in a mobile device.... oh and for that to happen likely in 8 years ish we will almost certaibly have a new generation of consoles already by a year or two I'll bet. Ofc the scale levels off aswell so as power increases it doubling will have less and less effect on the gains we get from it... thered have to be a major tech advancement to have a large jump although the 3D transistors might well be this jump or IMB'S liquid powerrd chips they are researching-an electrolyte carries in the energy to power the device and also does the cooling of yhe chip. Apparently the potential for increasimg efficiency of chips there is massive and lets not forget at some point someone might work out how to get quantum computing to work better-although coding for that would be horrific I imagine; writing code when multiple pieces of it will be processed at once and it can be any bit 0 and 1 at the same time O_o .
How embarrassing would it be if sony's vr is better than Oculus and more smooth on a console then their prototypes.
And I 'could out-power' Brad Pitt with the ladies. Won't happen with a face like mine. Won't happen with mobile devices.
oculus rift inventor, i hope you are not that dumb to really believe what you just said. You just want to have more sales, don't you?
Yeah any publicity is good publicity in this case
Only problem is that no matter how powerful the portables get, the developers will still be making games for a lower common denominator of hardware. Same problem PC gaming faces with high end hardware going vastly underutilized. Meanwhile PS4/XBO will be pushed to absolute limits like PS3/360 have been. It's really quite amazing what they can pull out of hardware when developing to a certain specification. Not to mention mobile games are just terrible in general.
I hate mobile gaming console gaming is the best
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