Gree CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka believes that the iterative pace of smartphones is higher than that of PC, leading to a merger of the two platforms in the future. Also, he sees the importance of localization to an increasingly global audience.
“The line between PC and mobile has blurred, and that’s a trend for this year,” said Tanaka in his Tokyo Game Show keynote. “The traditional PC will disappear, and smartphone and PC will converge to become a new platform.”
“As time goes on, localized services will be required,” he said. “In three years time, local development of games will be bigger. That’s why we engage in worldwide development activities. Global participation will help us come up with new ideas.”
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