These days, it seems like consoles are the talk of the town. You can’t walk two feet without stubbing your toe on a new game that’s taking “full advantage” of either the Xbox 360 or PS3. But that’s now. And the upcoming revolution, according to BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk, won’t be televised.
"The future isn't necessarily on console," Zeschuk said. "That's the past. It's going to be a strong thing going forward, but the future is in all of these new businesses that are starting up.”
"We want to expand because, you look at what kids are playing on. Kids are playing on iPhones and iPads. The 3DS looks pretty amazing. All these platform options, we want to be touching on all those.”
BioWare doesn’t intend to be left in the dust, either. Already, the Mass Effect developer has expanded its horizons, though Zeschuk made sure to emphasize that BioWare “is still going to do the giant stuff.”
"We explored lots of different kinds of games. We did some Facebook stuff. We did an iPhone game for Mass Effect. It wasn’t the best one – people point that out to us… Large scale MMOs. Small scale MMOs. We're going to continue to do triple-A console, but we're also going to be exploring pretty aggressively."
So basically, if it has a screen and isn’t in some way attached to a car or airplane (and therefore, attached to a horrible car and/or airplane accident), you’ll soon be playing games on it. And while we’re all for a quick game of Pong on the ATM while we’re waiting for it to spit out our money, here’s hoping BioWare stays true to its word about continuing to make games for those of us who don’t currently spend a large portion of our day clicking back-and-forth between Farmville and Frontierville tabs.