At Sony’s mega-meeting yesterday, Epic Games showed up to demo a game it had prepared for the new handheld. They also showed up to see what Sony really had in store, and before the day was done, Mark Rein, Epic Games vice president, saw the console as being a “pretty huge deal”.
That’s what he told Kotaku, he said, Sony has “done a great job with this device and that it caters to many gaming experiences,” putting it in the “same class as the PlayStation 3.”
“We’re already impressed with what we’re able to do with it today and we’re really just getting started,” he added. “Trendy had never even seen NGP prior to coming to our office and in under a week they delivered the fully playable version of the game we showed on stage… If we had given them another week they would have shown us NGP playing against PS3 as well – they already plan to deliver that functionality when they ship the game.”
“A truly portable high-end gaming experience just seems so awesome to me. I’ve said for a while that triple-A isn’t going away, it’s going everywhere. The idea of a portable device that delivers the kinds of high-performance dual-analog stick experiences I can get on a console definitely appeals to me as a gamer and the NGP can do that and so much more.”
Interesting. Maybe a Gears of War title for NGP? You can never tell.