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Epic and EA: iPad will soon be more powerful than console

Epic Games president Mike Capps has said that he feels it won’t be long before the iPad is more powerful than the home console.

Speaking in a new interview with Reuters, Capps commented on the power of the latest tablet, which while not quite at console levels yet, soon will be.

“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.”

He’s also not the only person to think this, with Frank Gibeau of Electronic Arts agreeing that Apple seems to have its eyes on taking the console out of the equation.

“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.”

These comments of course, only point towards the power of the current home generation consoles. Sony and Microsoft will soon reveal what’s next for the world of gaming and we expect this to be far removed from anything the iPad has at the moment. In the meantime though, both hardware giants should be looking over their shoulder, because Apple will continue to innovate, no doubt leaving those which don’t behind.

Source: Reuters | The Verge

Edited On 13 Mar, 2012

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