Apple’s recent announcement of the iPad 3 has some companies thinking the device just may be the future of game consoles. In an interview with Reuters, Epic Games president Mike Capps had this to say about Apple and the iPad;
“Apple is definitely building their devices as if they care a lot about ‘triple-A’ games. 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.”
Electronic Arts is reportedly eyeing Apple’s moves closely. President of EA Frank Gibeau had this to say;
“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.”
Finally, Kristoffer Waardahl of Crytek (who will be releasing their first iPad title this spring) said, “As more people come to these platforms, we have to follow our fans,”
Apple announced that the iPad 3′s A5X system-on-chip would be sporting a quad-core graphics processor, allowing for much improved graphics on the device. Now, the iPad brand is definitely incredible, but replacing consoles? We’re not so sure. Give us your thoughts on this one below.