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Epic Games VP Sees Console Gaming Heading To The Tablet

Epic Games co-founder and vice president Mark Rein has said that the future of console gaming is heading towards tablet devices.

Rein claimed that the next Xbox 360 could come in a tablet-like form, coupled with Kinect technology.

The vp made the bold prediction while unveiling the Unreal Engine 3 for Apple’s iPad tablet device, which is being heralded as the future of mobile gaming.

Rein projected a world in which Xbox 360 will come in a tablet-like form, complete with state-of-the-art Kinect motion sensing gaming technology.

He said in a statement: “Imagine a future Xbox 360 that is actually a tablet you carry around. It will have more power than 360 does today, with technology like Kinect built right in. Imagine walking into a bar with some friends, propping it up on the table and playing games like Dance Central or Kinect Adventures anywhere you go.”

Rein has high hopes for Microsoft, which has so far denied developing the next version of Xbox 360, let alone a tablet device.