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Epic: iPad 'is the console of the future'

Mark Rein predics Gears will come to smartphones 'one day'

Triple-A titles like Gears of War will be coming to iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones 'one day', according to Epic VP Mark Rein.

"I'm a big proponent of AAA games. Triple-A isn't going away, it's going everywhere," Rein said in a recent interview.

"These are the consoles of the future," he told, claiming that if devices like the iPad could double their power we'd be able to play Gears of War on them.

Rein seemed more than happy to go down this route as well.

"I'd rather sell 10 million games at $25 and have a chance to sell DLC than 5 million at $50 on a disc that gets traded around," he said.

"I think it'll change, and it'll change for the benefit of the customers. We're definitely going to experiment with micro-transcations and lower-price games."

We had a play around with the first game to arrive for iPhone 4, an FPS target range game that makes use of the phone's built in gyroscope.

It's not Gears of War yet but, you know, it's a gun at least.