Sure, it might resemble a large iPod Touch to some of us, but to the folks who get paid the big bucks to make games -- such as Epic Games VP Mark Rein -- the iPad
looks like opportunity
. Speaking to Gamasutra
at this week's big unveiling event, Rein said "I really like the device and I think it's going to be great for gaming." And considering his company's Unreal Engine 3 is popping textures in and out of view on the iPhone
already, it's no surprise that he said it's a "pretty safe assumption" to bet that the engine will make its way to the iPad.
Like the iPhone game developers we spoke with
yesterday (and our own wishes
for what we'd like to see on the device), Rein hopes that devs will "take advantage of the differentiated form factor of the device." And hey, with all that extra screen space, we have to imagine that at least
a quarter of Marcus Fenix's enormous husk is now able to fit into view! It's called innovation
, folks, ya dig?