iPhone 8 Could Be Next Gaming Console?

Epic Games president suggests Apple, the accidental gaming giant is obsoleting next-gen console and he hinks that rather than next generation consoles from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, people should be keeping their eyes peeled on iPhone 8 gaming in 2015. So we can now say that smartphones in 2015 to be as powerfull as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3………………..

 

Smartphones are getting ridiculously powerful and with every release of the iPhone we see almost a 2x or 4x increase in performance over the previous generation. If this performance increase keeps repeating itself, soon we will see smartphones overpowering 7th generation gaming consoles such as the PS3 and X360 and also Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments regarding quad-core SoCs which are expected to start reaching higher-end smartphones by the end of next year or sometime in 2013. At least one game developer is wondering why console makers are even considering releasing next-generation hardware. Speaking to IndustryGamers in an interview, Epic Games President Mike Capps said that Apple’s iPhone should be enough to make console makers second-guess their desire to launch follow-up devices. “If you look at the ridiculous acceleration of iPhone hardware and technology, trying to find a sweet spot for tech to make your mobile game… I mean, what would your mobile game look like in 2015?” Capps pondered in the interview with IndustryGamers. “Who knows how fast that’s going to operate, but you can bet it’s going to be faster than an Xbox 360.”

 

Capps, whose company is best known for the Gears of War franchise, said that the industry will need to deal with iPhone 8 and that device will probably plug into your TV or better yet, wirelessly connect to your television set to give you that big screen gaming experience with good sound. “So really, what’s the point of those next-gen consoles?” he continued. Nintendo might disagree with that sentiment. At the E3 gaming expo earlier this year, the company unveiled the Wii U, the next installment in its long line of consoles. The device, which is scheduled to launch next year, is expected to offer better graphics than its predecessor and come with a controller featuring a 6.2-inch touch screen that lets users interact with on-screen content and continue gameplay on it while away from the console. Recent reports suggest Sony and Microsoft are also considering launching new consoles in the coming years. Last month, AMD‘s director of ISV relationship management, Neal Robinson, told Official Xbox Magazine in an interview that the next Xbox will come pretty darn close to offering the graphical sophistication of 2009 blockbuster movie Avatar. Robinson didn’t say when that device might launch. Earlier this year, game blog Kotaku reported that Microsoft and Sony were readying their next consoles for 2014.

 

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