Next Gen Consoles Will Interconnect with Tablets and Phones, EA Says

Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are going to feature support for mobile devices

Electronic Arts has continued talking about next-generation platforms, confirming that devices like the oft-rumored PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will interconnect with mobile platforms like tablets or smartphones so that players can always stay connected to their games.

Plenty of reports have appeared in recent months about the PlayStation 4, which is expected to be revealed on February 20, and the Xbox 720, which is going to see the light of day at E3 2013 in summer.

Now, however, large publisher Electronic Arts has decided to share a few possible details about the next-generation consoles, as its Chief Financial Officer, Blake Jorgensen, believes the new devices will integrate existing mobile platforms like tablets or smartphones.

"I do think once again without describing the new consoles, you've got to assume they're going to be highly integrated into the living room and the house, and there will be a lot of capability for interaction," he revealed, via Gamasutra.

According to Jorgensen, new consoles will allow players to interact with them not just through their controllers but also through tablets and phones even when they're not actually in the house, as people will want to stay connected.

"I think as well you're going to see a lot more integration between tablets, phones, and the consoles over time. You're going to see people playing on glass at the same time they're playing on the console. And there's going to be some exciting innovations around that," he added.

"And I think it's going to be an extension of moving from what's in the living room to what's outside the house. Even though it might not be playing on the console, it's connected to the console in some way."

The Xbox 720 is rumored to emphasize interconnectivity through the Xbox companion app and the SmartGlass technology.

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