The power of tablets has developed tremendously within the last two years to the point where some are questioning when it will match console-level gaming. To Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen, that time will be here by the end of the decade. Jorgensen spoke at the 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference and expressed the belief that console-level gaming on tablets would be possible by 2018.
Jorgensen had the following to say about the potential of console-level gaming on tablets:
“What gets us the most excited is the power, the computing power, of mobile devices and the speed at which that’s growing. What that might mean is that a tablet, three or four years from now, has more power than what a typical console has. And that will open up a whole new set of people to console-style games that are much more immersive, much deeper, much more character-driven than simply a static mobile game that you might play for a small burst of time while you’re waiting for the bus.”
Console gaming is here to stay of course. Sony and Microsoft released the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2013, respectively. Those two consoles with earn the attention of developers for the next six or seven years; therefore, it may be even longer before enough is invested into this expected strength in the future of mobile gaming.