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Apple Inc. (AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and the Future of Tablet Gaming

When it comes to video games, many people expect the best graphics from systems such as the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox 360. Along with this, these same people are well aware that the new Xbox One is going to offer quite a bit in terms of graphics and other features. But did you know that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could potentially find itself in position to benefit from the gaming market in the near future?

Should this Concern Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc (GOOG)?

For more on this, we are going to take a closer look at a recent interview with EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. IGN recently sat down with the man in charge. During the interview, he discussed how his company is approaching mobile development. Taking things one step further, he also discussed how tablet games, such as those that would be played on a Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) device, will evolve in the years to come.

Here is a quote from Gibeau about the future of tablet gaming:

“In the near future, the next wave of tablets and phones will have nearly Xbox 360 or PS3 capabilities in terms of graphics. Some of our engine technology that used to be console-specific now can, with modifications, be able to power games on tablets and on phones in the near future. We’re just getting ready for that.”

As you can see, he discusses both tablets and smartphones as eventually being able to match the top gaming consoles in terms of graphics. While this may not be something many people believe is possible, companies such as EA are going to make sure it happens sooner rather than later.

As Gibeau noted, EA is currently getting ready for what the future has to hold.

Of course, there is nothing simple about making this adjustment. In order for games on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) tablets and smartphones to attract users, changes would have to be made. He added the following:

“You have to redesign the game. You can’t just bring it over and have a virtual D-pad on the tablet. It doesn’t work. You have to re-architect it around touch, voice, camera. Our teams are having a lot of fun with that, reimagining an experience on a tablet using the same graphics and assets in some ways, but completely remixing the meal. Same ingredients, completely different meal. That’s kind of the way we think about it.”

If Gibeau knows what he is talking about, and we assume he does, it will be interesting to see if Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), among other companies, are able to take advantage.

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