Rein "yet to see the real value" of second screen gaming

Aaron Lee
Rein

Epic Games VP Mark Rein has been unimpressed by second screen experiences to date, and believes we are yet to see a killer app for the technology in games.

“I think we’ve yet to see the real value of the second screen idea, if you’re talking about [Xbox] SmartGlass and companion apps and things like that. But that doesn't mean that it won’t be big one day. I don’t really know what it is yet," Rein told Alist Daily.

"Where it fits into gaming, I don't know. I’m not sold on picking up my tablet to choose my play and then putting it back down and picking up my controller. It's kind of a wonky way to choose a play, so I don't know if that's how it's going to go or not.

“Developers should try everything and have lots of fun with it, and sooner or later there will be a killer app for that sort of thing, too.”

Develop has more details.

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