Will Apple ever get into gaming?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by LAPTOP GAMER, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. LAPTOP GAMER macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    I think they do everything very well but totally ignore gaming, why is this?
  2. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2008
    Because they don't want to completely humiliate Microsoft?
  3. Kinderhauz macrumors member

    May 28, 2008
    Gaming is a tough industry to crack into, I would imagine. If I'm not mistaken, Microsoft is STILL losing money on the Xbox.

    To get into console gaming you need massive amounts of capital and TONS of partnerships (and Apple doesn't have a great track record with partnering).

    And once you go through all that trouble of creating a game console and lining up developers to make games for it..... you find out that gaming isn't really that big of a market anyway!

    Did you watch the keynote where Jobs unveiled the iPhone? He broke down the sales figures for various industries like computers, games, mobile phones, etc. Games was by far the smallest one. Phones were enormous.
  4. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2007
    Suggest you take a look at some of the titles in development for iPhone/Touch...


    Apple are getting into gaming...and they're doing it very smartly too by not confronting desktop games/Lifestyle consoles head on...
  5. tizy macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    now with the focus on mac os x snow leopard and the opencl technology and tapping into the graphics processor and not to mention added support from apple to nvidia's cudo (sp.?) technology games like crysis will be playable hopefully only on a mac pro!! ;)
  6. LAPTOP GAMER thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
  7. iNikon macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007

    Humiliate Microsoft? Exactly how would they do that? I'm no fan of MS, but their Live service has proven to be an overwhelming sucess.
  8. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    apple has already pretty much said FU for for gaming.

    They cripple there main stream system with low end graphic cards and to even get a descent card one has to buy a mac pro. Until apple allows users to upgrade graphic cards in the Consumer level computers they do not care.

    Add into the fact apple never went after gaming. MS made directX and made an OS fairly gaming friendly and works to improve things like directX. Screws with apple but apple does not offer anything like that in return to make it easy.

    If apple ever wants PC gaming the first thing they need to do is put real graphic cards in there main stream systems. It is sad day when one can build a gaming PC with OS and monitor speakers ect. for about 1k that beats the crap out of 2000+ Mac pro for gaming.
  9. bov macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    really? thats pretty surprising since they are the only console to charge for online play.. i would think they are making some sort of profit
  10. MotleyPete macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    Macs have traditionally been machines for actually doing stuff on.

    That's changing though, so you might be in luck.
  11. godslabrat macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2007
    This is just my personal opinion, but I'm convinced that shoud Steve Jobs walk outside tomorrow and set up a giant sign that said "APPLE LOVES VIDEO GAMES", it would be ten years until anyone else took notice. Software developers would continue to ignore Apple because of the perception that everyone else would too.

    It takes forever to convince the marketplace that your company's focus has changed. Years ago, Macs were "those educational computers that aren't compatible with anything". Now MR readers know that Macs are as useful, if not more so, than PCs, but if you were to ask people on the street, they'd say "Yeah, Apple... They make those neat-looking computers for artists and old people. Oh, but they also make iPods!" It's amazing how in 10 years, public opinion has only just crawled away from what it was.

    And the problem is, the game developers flock to the masses, regardless of how their opinions hold up.
  12. grider macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2008
    Well, combine accelerometer and the games already in the cards, I guess it can become a combination of Wii and PSP. Now can that be an indication if a possible entry into gaming market :) ?

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