iPad Could Replace Home Consoles, Says Man Who Should Know Better

By Gary Cutlack on at

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, which creates the seriously hardcore likes of the Gears of War franchise, believes the iPad might replace proper home consoles. You'd think he'd have a better grasp of how things work than that.

Capps is basing his claims around the ever-growing power of tablets which, coupled with some sort of fuss-free connection to a TV, and some sort of fuss-free controller, and some sort of fuss-free way of distributing 9GB files, and batteries that aren't rubbish, could see Triple-A blockbusters making their debut on tablets rather than dedicated home consoles.

In an argument that appears to be suggesting you don't need an oven in your kitchen because you've just bought a new toaster, Capps claims: "It is quite easy to imagine a world where an iPad is more powerful than a home console, where it wirelessly talks to your TV and wirelessly talks to your controller and becomes your new console."

The problem with that one, Mike, is that by the time iPads are more powerful and Xboxes, Xboxes will be many, many times more powerful than they are today. And the iPad will still just be used for checking Twitter while the proper console is loading. [Reuters via The Verge]