面对iPhone、iPod Touch和iPad日益成为用户喜爱的游戏设备的这种趋势，前苹果iOS游戏设计师格雷姆·迪瓦恩（游戏邦注：Graeme Devine，于去年12月份离开苹果，现已成立自己的工作室GRL Games）在最近的媒体访谈中，发表了他对苹果游戏发展战略的一些看法。
在他看来，“Game Center还只是一个开端，但苹果绝不会在推出一款产品后就向世人宣布，‘好了，我们大功告成了’，他们会不断改进软件的功能，一直优化它的运行性能和用户体验。苹果有一系列的iOS产品都正移植到台式电脑、含有Airplay技术的Apple TV、iPad和iPhone，它们正呈现融合的趋势。我认为，这对游戏开发者来说是一个好兆头。”
在这些产品中，Apple TV为游戏开发者带来的发展机遇最为明显，过去就曾有分析师称Apple TV很可能成为下一代游戏机设备，支持用户通过自己卧室中的高清电视访问App Store，苹果如果要将iPad 2技术移植到Apple TV也并不是什么难事。
Former iOS Developer Says Apple Is Intensely Focused On Gaming
iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad are all huge right now and games continue to be one of the most popular uses for these devices. Graeme Devine is the former iOS games guru who oversaw the titles for Apple until last December (he now has his own studio GRL Games). Devine knows a thing or two about Apple’s gaming plans from the inside, and IndustryGamers asked him about it recently.
After a pause, he said he “can’t talk so much about that” and laughed, but he went on to note that Apple is indeed serious about the games space. The impression that Apple just creates its hardware and doesn’t pay attention to the games industry is wrong, he told us.
“Apple is clearly focused on gaming. A lot of people say Apple doesn’t get gaming, but Apple has probably the most popular gaming device on the planet right now, and that doesn’t happen by accident,” Devine stated. “Apple is intensely focused on gaming and intensely aware of it. Every ad for the iPod Touch only shows games; no running music.”
He continued, “Game Center is a start, but Apple never puts anything out and says, ‘Okay, now we’re done.’ They only progress that software on, and that’s only going to expand up. I think if you look at the array of Apple between moving some of the iOS stuff onto the desktop, the Apple TV with Airplay, and the iPad and the iPhone, these things are converging. That’s exciting for game developers, I think.”
Apple TV in particular presents an intriguing opportunity, and we’ve heard analysts tell us in the past, that it could easily become the next games console, where you access the App Store from your living room HDTV. It would be pretty easy for Apple to stuff some iPad 2 tech into the Apple TV to make a more high-end system.
Devine, of course, wouldn’t reveal anything, but he seemed jazzed about the idea, which he said “would be crazy cool.”（source:businessinsider）