“Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console,” Paul Tassi writes for Forbes. “The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.”
“Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? No. Though this would change the game to some degree, it’s more like Google and Apple are creating an entirely new league for themselves,” Tassi writes. “Consoles theoretically released by Google and Apple would likely not be the kinds we see in our living rooms now. They’d be specifically designed to play all those massively popular Android or iOS handheld games on a big screen”
Tassi writes, “Rather for now, this is competing with the little guy. Though ‘destroying’ might be a better descriptor than competing. I’m talking about the Ouya, of course, the Kickstarted, hack friendly Android based console that may have been the inspiration for both Google and Apple’s console dreams.”
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