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Acquisition by ARM could help upcoming smartphones and tablets replace mobile game consoles

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Acquisition by ARM could help upcoming smartphones and tablets replace mobile game consoles
Thanks to an acquisition by silicon slinger ARM, smartphones and tablets might soon finally sound the death knell for mobile game consoles. ARM purchased 3D gaming specialist Geomerics whose claim to fame is making video games look more true-to-life with photo-realistic imagery. For example, if the sun is positioned in a certain spot on the screen, Geomerics' Enlighten system is charged with making sure that all appropriate shadows are seen, and in the correct position.

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, ARM will run Geomerics as a subsidiary, although the company will run independently. Geomerics' technology can be found in games like Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals, Eve Online, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter.


Electronic Arts is a customer of Geomerics and is delighted to hear about the merger. Perhaps the game maker knows what the future looks like as smartphones and tablets replace the current range of mobile game consoles. You can check out how well Enlighten works on ARM's Mali GPUs by clicking on the video below.



source: VentureBeat, 9to5Mac via BGR

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