Nvidia: Mobile Graphics Will Be Better Than Xbox 360 By 2014

Recommended Videos

When it comes to mobile devices, most of today’s games are stuck with relatively cartoony graphics. Many seem almost as if they’re hiding behind their art styles. Of course, these are just mobile devices; we can’t ever expect them to live up to, say, console expectations, can we? Yes we can, if you ask Nvidia, at least. According to the company, best known for its GPUs, by 2014 most mobile devices should be able to handle graphics on par with the consoles of today. Granted, the consoles of today will probably be the consoles of yesterday by 2014, but that’s still a vast improvement.

The prediction comes hand-in-hand with this illustrative slide and Nvidia’s assurance that system-on-a-chip (SoC) GPUs will advance by leaps and bounds in the next few years, effectively making mobile a semi-serious contender in an arena other than what you typically consider “mobile gaming.” Advances brought by the most recent iPad stand as testament to the potential of mobile devices, graphic-wise, and with the number of gaming controllers that are now being produced for mobile devices, developers are starting to have more options.

It’s worth noting that while Nvidia is happy to say that mobile graphics could overtake console graphics in 2014, there are probably going to be new consoles by then, or at least announced by then. And if the teasers given by companies like Konami are any indication, the next gen is going to have some pretty, pretty graphics. Either way though, we’ve definitely come a long way since Snake, and we probably have a long way to go. After all, if mobile platforms have the technical chops, developers will start treating them like a real platform, and if developers start treating them like a real platform, they’re going to become one.

(via CNET)

Relevant to your interests


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Here Are the Playable Characters from ‘Wuthering Waves’
A sneak peak of Wuthering Waves, featuring the Gorges of Spirits location
Read Article We’re Getting Free 5-Star Characters in ‘Wuthering Waves’?!
Wuthering Waves featured five stars.
Read Article Is ‘Wuthering Waves’ Coming to PS4?
Wuthering Waves sneak peak, spider lilies
Read Article Meet the ‘Wuthering Waves’ 5 Stars Characters
Male Rover falling in the trailer of Wuthering Waves
Read Article This Upcoming Game Is Like ‘The Sims,’ but Better
A young woman and a cat stand against blue sky in "InZOI"
Related Content
Read Article Here Are the Playable Characters from ‘Wuthering Waves’
A sneak peak of Wuthering Waves, featuring the Gorges of Spirits location
Read Article We’re Getting Free 5-Star Characters in ‘Wuthering Waves’?!
Wuthering Waves featured five stars.
Read Article Is ‘Wuthering Waves’ Coming to PS4?
Wuthering Waves sneak peak, spider lilies
Read Article Meet the ‘Wuthering Waves’ 5 Stars Characters
Male Rover falling in the trailer of Wuthering Waves
Read Article This Upcoming Game Is Like ‘The Sims,’ but Better
A young woman and a cat stand against blue sky in "InZOI"
Author