iPad will “encroach” on consoles, says Darkness 2 dev

Digital Extremes’ project director Sheldon Carter might be feverishly working on the console and PC versions of The Darkness II, mainly because there’s a big audience for it on said platforms, but that doesn’t mean he’s not open to ideas and, furthermore, platforms such as the portable ones, like the iPad.

“As a thought experiment yeah, I think it’d be pretty awesome,” expressed Carter. “Swiping with the demon arm and grabbing with the demon arm on an iPad, that’d be pretty cool.” Infesting portables with darkness would be a wise thing to do indeed, especially considering Carter’s words when he says the iPad will “encroach” on the console market, inevitably.

“Do I think that the iPad will encroach? Absolutely, it has to. You think about how many iPads are out there already, iPads and other mobile devices. But I don’t think it’ll be exclusive,” he predicts. “There’s always going to be a market for high-end, for people who just want to play the most cutting edge. I think there’s always going to be a market for, ‘I want to flop down on the couch and sit back.’ I think the home console experience is going to be with us for a long time.”

Thank goodness for amateur clairvoyants like Carter, because we definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on a game like The Darkness II, set for an early-October release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.