EA thinks tablets could be more powerful than consoles in a few years

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"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."

During the 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference on Monday, EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen stated that he thinks tablets could have more power than a "typical console" in three or four years.

Jorgensen says that EA are most excited about the way mobile devices could progress in the future, commenting that a boost in power on the devices could "open up a whole new set of people to console-style games."

"What gets us the most excited is the power, the computing power, of mobile devices and the speed at which that's growing," he said. "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.

"And so we're looking for ways that we can essentially blend those two models to have a more immersive but movable game experience," he continued. "Could be in your living room, could be on the bus, or it could be in a friend's house. Much more portable than it is today. And that for us is a huge opportunity."

Don't go thinking that EA is moving away from consoles altogether, they still have a number of games lined up for release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 such as Star Wars Battlefront, the new Mass Effect, and Battlefield 5 next year. Your new console is safe, for now.

Thanks, GameSpot.

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