Will tablets dominate the games market? This guys thinks so

by Gaetano 'Xbot' Prestia Featured 12 Comments 22 Votes 3953 Views 19/12/2012 Back to News

We all may be soon playing the latest Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed on our laptop.

Mark Long, CEO of Hawken publisher Meteor Entertainment, believes tablets are poised to take over the industry and replace traditional game console.

"Tablets will get powerful enough that you’ll be able play games like Hawken natively; all you’ll need is a wireless controller and a HDMI cable or wireless HDMI,” he said.

"I think you’re going to see the evolution of what I call ‘Super Tablets’ faster than what people are predicting."

Tablet technology has improved drastically since the launch of the iPad in 2010. Games like the Australian-made Real Racing 3 have similar graphics prowess than games on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

However, storage capacity and download quotas still present issues for game makers and consumers looking for a cheaper, more efficient way to play games.

“Everything is on the cloud anyway so it doesn’t matter how much memory you have. It’s really just about the processor, which manufacturers continually improve at a six-to-nine month cycle," he said.

Do you think that home consoles will translate to tablets in the near future?

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I hope not. The touchscreen though is slowly making its way into home console's (Wii U). As long as there are alternatives to the touchscreen, like the traditional game pad, then i'm not to worried.

Nibs101 said: I hope not. The touchscreen though is slowly making its way into home console's (Wii U). As long as there are alternatives to the touchscreen, like the traditional game pad, then i'm not to worried.



I think what he means is that we'll use the tablet for more than we do now, not necessarily game DIRECTLY on it, rather use it as a means to access the game.

"all you’ll need is a wireless controller and a HDMI cable or wireless HDMI,” he said."

So, using it as the console, while it's still your tablet.
with more and more games supporting controllers on IOS and Android I can see it but people might buy the super ouya instead of a super tablet for the purpose of gaming
not for me ill pass on that in fact i want a 100 inch screen to play my games on not a tiny screen,
no....

gammaray13 said: not for me ill pass on that in fact i want a 100 inch screen to play my games on not a tiny screen,


But that is just it though
Plug your tablet into your TV via HDMI and your bluetooth controller and you are away
Think of them as a portable super powerfull console with a touch screen
I cant believe they are not here already

Homedad said:

gammaray13 said: not for me ill pass on that in fact i want a 100 inch screen to play my games on not a tiny screen,


But that is just it though
Plug your tablet into your TV via HDMI and your bluetooth controller and you are away
Think of them as a portable super powerfull console with a touch screen
I cant believe they are not here already




yeah they're hybrid touchscreen laptops/ultraportables.
God some of you people really need to read the damn article before you post.

Nibs101 said: I hope not. The touchscreen though is slowly making its way into home console's (Wii U). As long as there are alternatives to the touchscreen, like the traditional game pad, then i'm not to worried.


gammaray13 said: not for me ill pass on that in fact i want a 100 inch screen to play my games on not a tiny screen,



@Beta even posted AGAIN:

Beta said:I think what he means is that we'll use the tablet for more than we do now, not necessarily game DIRECTLY on it, rather use it as a means to access the game.
"all you’ll need is a wireless controller and a HDMI cable or wireless HDMI,” he said."
So, using it as the console, while it's still your tablet.


Game development costs are increasing exponentially with graphic improvements, so it's only a matter of time until phones catch up with the majority of games (there'll always be stuff like what.. Crysis(?) that push power to the limit, but 99% of devs can't afford to do that).
Connect the phone to the TV, get a controller synced to it and there's no need to even have a console anymore.
I'd still prefer to play the games using buttons, and not touch screen.
Blob
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MoeMan said: I'd still prefer to play the games using buttons, and not touch screen.


Read the article.
Even after I post people don't friggen read the god damn article...
Either that or they don't understand simple English.

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