Usually when we hear about Android Market and the iPhone App Store we hear about comparisons in terms of # of applications. But what about games? Surely games fit under the app umbrella to which they refer, but it’s also clear that games have a HUGE and yet unmet potential on mobile devices. It looks like Epic Games is taking a step forward in that area.
Check out the following paragraph from an article on Anandtech:
I got together with Mark Rein last week and he showed me an Unreal Engine 3 tech demo running on a 3rd generation iPod Touch. The same Unreal Engine 3 that powers Gears of War 2, running on an iPod Touch. The engine also works on the iPhone 3GS, and Mark tells me that we’ll see it on another mobile platform at CES (hmm…).
Android anyone? Take a peek at the iPhone/iPod version:
I’m really hoping Android is that “next” platform and I’m betting it will be. Mobile gaming isn’t yet on the brink of erupting, but in the next few years it is one of the largest frontiers of opportunity and I’m wishing Epic Games huge success. Afterall, success for them means others will follow.