Epic Games cred ca noua tableta iPad si Apple TV-ul ar putea inlocui consolele

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  Miercurea trecuta CEO-ul Epic Games a urcat pe scena conferintei pentru prezentarea noii tablete iPad si a facut o mica demonstratie a noului joc Infinity Blade: Dungeons. In cadrul demonstratiei el a afirmat ca noua tableta iPad are o rezolutie mai mare decat consolele Xbox 360/Playstation 3 insa a tinut sa precizeze si faptul ca tableta ar avea mai mult RAM decat o consola Xbox 360. In momentul de fata o consola Xbox 360 are 512 MB RAM deci o tableta iPad ar urma sa aiba 1 GB RAM daca afirmatiile CEO-ului Epic Games ar fi adevarate.

“Apple is definitely building their devices as if they care a lot about ‘triple-A’ games,” said Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, the studio behind “Gears of War” for consoles and “Infinity Blade” for the iPad. Capps, who has appeared on stage at all three of Apple’s iPad launches, said he is trying to push the console manufacturers, Sony and Microsoft, to come out with more powerful devices so they do not get left behind. On Wednesday, he told the crowd in San Francisco the new iPad has better screen resolution and more memory than Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation.

  Revenind la subiect, Mike Capps sustine ca Apple ar putea concura pe piata consolelor daca ar produce un accesoriu fizic care le-ar permite utilizatorilor sa controleze jocurile pe propria tableta conectata printr-un Apple TV la un televizor. Ideea nu este noua insa este destul de departe de realitate desi Apple ar putea afecta serios piata consolelor daca ar lansa pe piata un asemenea accesoriu. Tableta iPad are putere de procesare grafica foarte mare, are rezolutie mai mare decat a consolelor de top, are RAM mai mult insa nu are jocuri cu grafica la fel de buna.

“It is quite easy to imagine a world where an iPad is more powerful than a home console, where it wirelessly talks to your TV and wirelessly talks to your controller and becomes your new console,” Capps said in an interview.

Meanwhile, the industry is bracing for change. Frank Gibeau, president of Electronic Arts’ Labels, who oversees the company’s biggest games such as “Battlefield 3” and “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” said the company is eyeing Apple’s moves closely. “When the iPad gets to the processing power that’s equal to an Xbox 360 and it connects to a television, that’s no big deal to us. We’ll put the game through the iPad and have it display through the television.” Gibeau said.

  Tableta iPad imperecheata cu un Apple TV, un gamepad si jocuri cu grafica foarte buna ar putea convinge extrem de multi utilizatori sa uite consolele. Multi producatori de jocuri pentru console par dispusi sa lanseze titluri pentru platforma iOS conform celor de la Reuters insa ramane de vazut daca jocurile vor avea aceeasi calitate. E greu sa dezvolti un joc atat de complex pentru o platforma mobila si aici luam in calcul faptul ca un joc de acest gen ocupa cativa GB de spatiu si ar avea un pret mult mai mare decat cel al altor jocuri disponibile in App Store. Posesorii de iDevice-uri nu sunt obisnuiti sa cumpere jocuri de 20 – 30€ chiar daca ele ar oferi o experienta extrem de complexa si aici intervine problema cea mai mare pentru dezvoltatori. Companii precum EA Games sau Crytek ar trebui sa vanda zeci de milioane de copii ale unui joc pentru iOS pentru a obtine acelasi profit precum in cazul vanzarilor pentru console/PC-uri si acest lucru i-ar putea impiedica pe multi sa ofere platformei iOS o sansa.

EA has already brought some games from its marquee franchises to the iPad: “Dead Space” and “Mass Effect”. For publishers, “it used to be, oh hey, it’s just the Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft show, but that’s not the case anymore,” Gibeau said. Germany’s Crytek, which developed “Crysis 2” for consoles and PCs, is working on its first game for the iPad, due out in the spring. While that game will be puzzle-based — minus the free-wheeling pyrotechnics — the company said it could one day bring that genre of hardcore games to the device.

  In concluzie, tableta iPad are potential foarte mare insa deocamdata Apple nu doreste sa o transforme intr-o consola. Eu as cumpara jocuri portate de pe console daca ar oferi aceeasi experinta si chiar daca ar fi mai scumpe. Voi?