John Paczkowski

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Your Next Game Console Could Be … the iPhone 8?

If you think the iPhone has radically changed the gaming space now, just you wait. If the iPhone 4 dramatically improved the small-screen gaming experience, imagine what the iPhone 8 will do to it. That’s what Epic Games President Mike Capps is doing these days.

“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,” Capps told IndustryGamers, “I mean, what would your mobile game look like in 2015? Who knows how fast that’s going to operate, but you can bet it’s going to be faster than an Xbox 360. I think that’s the real challenge for us now, rather than worrying about the difference between a couple consoles and some order of magnitude, whether 3X or 4X. It’s about how do we deal with iPhone 8. … If you watch where the gamers are going, that’s where they are. Your iPhone 8 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? It’s a very interesting situation to be looking at. That’s what we’re starting to think about more … not how do we scale from some Nintendo platform to some other future console.”

An interesting observation, coming as it does on the heels of similar remarks from EA CEO John Riccitiello, who last week described the iPad as the company’s fastest growing platform.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik