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

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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.”

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