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

bp9801 - August 15, 2012 02:18PM in Gaming

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.

PC games have different resolutions and graphics options like low, medium, and high, and Smedberg thinks mobile games will eventually have the same thing. The developer also says the next-generation of mobile chips will be "up to 20 times more powerful" than today, which could greatly enhance the graphics of games. More powerful chips means bigger resolutions to take advantage of it all, and since the iPad already has a crazy high resolution, maybe Smedberg is on to something.