Remedy: AAA Quality Titles for Tablets in the Near Future - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 11 April 2012 / 3,932 Views
In an interview at GamesIndustry, Remedy Entertainment CEO Matias Myllyrinne, stated that it won't be long before original AAA quality games are released for the tablets. However he would still like to see a standard controller built for the tablets.
"[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."
He did mention that the length of play sessions are very different for a tablet device compared to a home console. Remedy is seeing an average play time between three and four minutes for its tablet game Death Rally. He was asked whether or not that meant a traditional console game would fit the tablet experience.
"That's a good question. I don't know," said Myllyrinne. "I know that there are heavy users for our games and there are a lot of folks who play at home on an iPad for a long period of time. I don't know whether the hard core gamers would still rather boot up a console and play Uncharted or Halo or what have you. But I don't think they necessarily take away from each other. They're just different kinds of experiences. I think, most of us, these days, we have a touch phone, we have an iPad, and we have a laptop. They're all used for similar things, but still they serve a specific function."
Myllyrinne finished with this statement. "Technically, we can just do much more and production wise we can just do much more than we ever could before, so I'm really looking forward to what happens in the upcoming years."