Epic Game VP Mark Rein has suggested that the studio's exciting new DX11 Unreal Engine "justifies" the creation of new consoles by the likes of Microsoft and Sony.
Speaking in an interesting interview with industry publication develop, Rein suggested that the arrival of Apple's iPad 2 suggests that Steve jobs and co. will release a device that can host DX11 within "a couple of years".
Epic revealed UE3: DX11 at GDC last month. The firm claimed that its support of DirectX 11 (DX11), physics engine PhysX, APEX, and NVIDIA 3D vision brought "bring unprecedented new levels of realism". It also unveiled a rather stunning tech demo, 'Samaritan'.
"If Apple continues on this scale, they'll have a device that can run this [points to Unreal Engine DX11 demo] in a couple of years. But, that demo we've shown is aimed at the game console makers. We're telling them that this is the big leap that we think justifies that new piece of hardware you're going to build, and we're telling them that this is what we need next-gen consoles to be capable of, because we can't build a more powerful PC than the one that's running the DX11 demo! [Laughs]