Epic going to make a mobile/tablet game

With Epic Games VP Mark Rein calling mobile devices “consoles of the future,” one would think the Unreal and Gears of War developer has plans to expand its offerings to the emerging market, and beyond just offering the tech that other developers can use. And so it will be.

In a chat with gi.biz, the executive went beyond previous indications and was quite clear: “We’re going to make a game for mobile and tablet.”

Nothing’s been announced yet, he added, but “it’s due”.

What kind of a game then? While he doesn’t clearly say it, triple-A seems likely; looking at the iPad, Rein believes there’s no way around it.

He explains: “It’s inevitable, because once the genie’s out of the bottle, it’s out. You can’t un-shoot a gun, right? Once people get a taste a something higher quality, they can’t go back.”