EA Games Predict Console Quality Tablets In 2018

CFO Blake Jorgenson of EA Games, spoke about the future of gaming recently at this year’s Technology, Internet & Media Conference. Jorgensen talked about tablet and mobile gaming and how, as increasingly powerful devices become available, they could offer an experience on par with console gaming.

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DarkOcelet1375d ago

"With an industry leader like themselves leading the drive for powerful portable devices and console quality games it’s more than likely EA will realize their dreams of seeing gamers play Madden 18 on the bus."

Yeah, i don't think i would root for them being an industry leader.

Bigpappy1374d ago

It doesn't matter if tablets or cell phones are MORE powerful than consoles. People play on consoles because that is their preference.

Scatpants1374d ago

But what if there was a console that was really thin that had a screen on it.

kneon1374d ago


No matter how powerful a tablet they make, they can make a console that is much more powerful for the same money, or just as powerful for much less.

The tablet form factor will always have power, size and heat restrictions as limiting factors.

3-4-51374d ago

Console Quality Tablets won't matter without Console quality controls.

* Tablet controls are worse than the Atari joystick from the 80's.

Tablets bring graphics forward into the future but they leave controls behind in the past.

Are you watching or playing?

just_looken1374d ago

Just throwing this out there but you can use external mods which allow duelshock controllers on tablets.

Also nividea sheild is a combo of this.

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getrektedmate1374d ago

Tablets will never become "console quality." Are you drunk again EA? Only trash talk comes out of ubEAsofts mouth.

AKissFromDaddy1374d ago (Edited 1374d ago )

Never write never. Computers use to be a whole room, not it's fits in your pocket and hand and it's hundred, if not thousands of times more powerful and efficient.

Cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969, when it placed two astronauts on the moon.

"Multiple IBM System/360 Model 75 mainframe computers, costing up to $3.5 million apiece all the while occupying tremendous amounts of space, were operational at NASA at the time. Each could perform several hundred thousand addition operations per second, and their total memory capacity was in the megabyte range. As for the 70-pound Apollo Guidance Computer, which the Apollo 11 Command Module had on board, it was a machine that had 64 kilobytes of memory and operated at 0.043MHz. In comparison, an iPhone 5s, which you can easily fit into any pocket, has a CPU running at speeds of up to 1.3GHz – enough to enable the execution of millions of calculations each second. And the iPhone's 1GB of RAM should well suffice for storing the 6 megabytes of code that NASA developed to monitor the status of its spacecrafts and astronauts in 1969."

It's all about making technoly smaller, more powerful and eventually invisible. Just imagine what we'll do with excites me actually.

When humans, technology and profit are involved, it creates a perfect synergy making everything possible. It's all about incentives....And tech/science improves every single year.

What's most likely to occur initially is that a tablet will be able to substitute a console's space yet still be mobile afterwards.

nirwanda1374d ago (Edited 1374d ago )

New Tegra chip is more powerful than the 360/ps3.
The difference is anybody wanting to make serious money would never has a game just running on the most powerful chip set, a bit like pc gaming.

AKissFromDaddy1374d ago

iOS and Android are Operating Systems, not hardware specs.

BitbyDeath1374d ago (Edited 1374d ago )

Too bad they aren't talking about gaming quality. Would be great to see the games with the quality of PS1 games. Like a new theme park or theme hospital.

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