Epic Games calls ‘Apple world’ perfect

By on January 26, 2011

Doesn’t like Android so much, however.

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Reminiscent of the PS3 initially, Google’s Android is getting much criticism  for being a difficult and ‘fragmented’ system to work with. Epic’s Jay Wilbur has joined the bandwagon as well.

In an interview with The Slowdown, Wilbur called Apple’s app store “perfect” while criticized Google for the fragmented OS, which he thinks is a “really big issue.”

Wilbur demonstrated a build of the Epic Citadel tech demo running on a Galaxy S demo, and said that, “It’s on iOS first, and then once the iOS version is released then we’ll start considering Android.”

He added: “We’ve done some development on Android. That’s Epic Citadel running on Android … It runs really well and really fast. One of the problems with the Android marketplace is hardware fragmentation, that’s a really big issue. The other thing is marketplace fragmentation, there are so many different appstores out there.”

“Apple has very tight control. So anything in the Apple world is perfect. It’s just perfect. We like that, we like that a lot. We know that it’s just gonna work. Sometimes that’s not always the case in the Android marketplace,” he added.

You know what this reminds me of? Android is the mobile world’s PC, while Apple is the consoles. And the similarities are almost everywhere – free to build, inexpensive and long running, ‘fragmented’ hardware, un-simple installation process, etc. Google doesn’t need to change anything, however. Just give us overclocking options and you are good to go.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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