Production values on mobile games are going up all the time, and the power of tablets and smartphones is increasing very quickly. Remedy Entertainment CEO Matias Myllyrinne thinks that AAA quality gaming for iPad is right around the corner.
“[We’re] not far at all,” said Myllyrinne. “Or at least I’d like to see games made for the medium. You still see ports of console titles being brought to iPad. While some of those are cool, I think the really powerful things would be when they’re made for the medium. When you take the interface into serious consideration in your design. But I don’t think we’re far away from that at all. If you talk to any of the smart kids in the class, I think all of them are looking at how do we build good IP for theses devices, and I think Infinity Blade is now the benchmark and I think Epic and Chair have done a wonderful job there.”
“I think we’ll see loads of people come to that space and obviously, as the processing power goes ahead and increases, I don’t think that’s going to be the limiting factor,” Myllyrinne added. “I think the nut to crack right now is to build the right kind of content for that medium.”