Next Generation Consoles Will Be Mobile, Reckons Epic Games Boss

There will come a time in the not so distant future, where gaming consoles will no longer be playable only in the living room or bedroom, but according to Epic Games boss Mark Rein, gamers will be able to carry anywhere the next PlayStation, Xbox and Wii consoles.

He said all this while speaking to Develop recently.

“Imagine a future Xbox 360 that is actually a tablet you carry around,” Rein told the site.

“It will have more power than 360 does today, with technology like Kinect built right in.

Imagine walking into a bar with some friends, propping it up on the table and playing games like Dance Central or Kinect Adventures anywhere you go. Then when you get home that same device will use technology like AirPlay or wireless HDMI to connect to your big screen, you’ll pick up a wireless controller, or use your phone as a controller to play games like Gears of War.”

Rein reckons not only will the new systems be mobile, they’ll be full media hubs.

“It feels like there’s a great opportunity for game consoles to cease to be something you plug into the wall and rather become something you take with you,” he continued. “Of course it will be more than just your game console; you can have your productivity apps, your documents, and your media collections on it as well.”

So what is Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are up to these days on the console development front? Nothing solid has been divulged. The first two have placed all their focus on motion gaming, with Sony pushing hard its Move, while Microsoft preps for what it says will be the biggest launch this industry has ever seen for Kinect.

Redmond also said Kinect will add five more years to the Xbox 360. As for Nintendo, the company has said in the past that when it releases its next console, the world will be blown away.

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10 Comments on "Next Generation Consoles Will Be Mobile, Reckons Epic Games Boss"

  1. RedBullGT33 October 4, 2010 at 10:47 am -

    that would be cool.

  2. Ernice Gilbert October 4, 2010 at 10:51 am -

    Yeah, that’d be pretty fun wouldn’t it? I like the idea — really.

  3. RedBullGT33 October 4, 2010 at 10:56 am -

    This is off topic, but I just found an article about turn 10 that totally explains why I do not have Forza anymore and why I will never buy another one of their products.

  4. Ernice Gilbert October 4, 2010 at 11:11 am -

    Yeah, just saw the link you gave, thanks. That really sucks man.

  5. RedBullGT33 October 4, 2010 at 11:14 am -

    yeah, I can’t believe that they just delete comments asking for glitches to be fixed, and not giving the loyal community the car packs they have been asking for and not giving the loyal guys the car pack included in the ultimate edition.

  6. Ghost250 October 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm -

    that’s stupid. who would go ta bar and play dance games fail!!

  7. Ernice Gilbert October 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm -

    @ Ghost 250: lol, good point. Haha

  8. nick October 5, 2010 at 2:59 am -

    whos going to want to play KZ5 or GOW6 on a 10 inch screen?
    sure portable hardware has come a long way, but thats the problem that word PORTABLE!
    now a 40 inch TV, well, i dunno about you, but i dont consider something 40 inches to be exactly portable!

  9. Ernice Gilbert October 5, 2010 at 6:42 am -

    LOL, true. But gamers wouldn’t mind playing some games on the go even if it’s on a small screen, — then again, that’s why we have handhelds

  10. nick October 5, 2010 at 8:53 am -

    exactly thats what handhelds are for!

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