Alan Wake developer believes Apple's iPad is 'not far at all' from AAA console-quality games
Remedy Entertainment's CEO Matias Myllyrinne has stated in a recent interview with GamesIndustry International
that he believes Apple's iPad is "not far at all" from AAA console-quality games.
Like a lot of people, Myllyrinne wants to see a decent controller built for tablets, much like Apple's rumoured upcoming iPhone and iPad peripheral
. Still, he'd settle for games created specifically for the tablet medium.
"You still see ports of console titles being brought to iPad. While some of those are cool, I think the really powerful things would be when they're made for the medium. When you take the interface into serious consideration in your design," he said.
"But I don't think we're far away from that at all. If you talk to any of the smart kids in the class, I think all of them are looking at how do we build good IP for theses devices, and I think Infinity Blade
is now the benchmark and I think Epic and Chair have done a wonderful job there."
Myllyrinne also talked about whether iOS gamers enjoy sitting down and playing games from the App Store for long periods of time, in a similar fashion to console gamers.
"I know that there are heavy users for our games and there are a lot of folks who play at home on an iPad for a long period of time. I don't know whether the hardcore gamers would still rather boot up a console and play Uncharted
or what have you," he explained.
"But I don't think they necessarily take away from each other. They're just different kinds of experiences. I think, most of us, these days, we have a touch phone, we have an iPad, and we have a laptop. They're all used for similar things, but still they serve a specific function."
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