The Gaming Industry Needs To Take The Google Console Seriously

Forbes - According to the Wall Street Journal, there’s big news coming to gaming. Google is building a console, possibly as early as the fall, and it’s going to run Android. Together with Apple ‘s recent announcement that iDevices will start to support dedicated game controllers, this paints a clear picture. Like Microsoft in 2001, the great tech giants of today are rumbling towards gaming.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

No they don't need to take it seriously. Google don't have the tremendous experience like Sony does in the gaming industry. Google cant expect to be the greatest at everything just because they did well with Android. Consoles makers like Sony have studios with amazing experience some of the best in the world and their exclusive something google don't have. If google wants to compete with the big console makers they have a long way to go.

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ThanatosDMC1669d ago

I bet it wont have a power brick.

fermcr1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

What makes a good gaming console is the "big" exclusives and the best multiplatform games on it... and when i mean "big" exclusives, it certainly isn't those Android games.

Unless the Google Console has "big" exclusives and the best multiplatform games on it, the Google Console is not worth sh*t (at least for me).

Donnieboi1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

Ummm i hear ya, but not necessarily, Sony didn't have the experience either when they released the ps1. And yet it laid the smack down on the N64, Sega Saturn, and Dreamcast COMBINED.

So we can't count a newbie out. Sony listened to developers and created tools for them to work with. Google has done the same with their current software development teams. So I don't see why they can't be as considerate in the gaming field.

I'm not saying they will win, but they might actually have a lot to contribute.

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miyamoto1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

Sony with PS Mobile, anticipated about this years ago :-) Its Android and iOS friendly.
That is why indy developers are flocking to PlayStation.

clearelite1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

Somehow I don't think I will fall into their targeted demographic.

Foxgod1669d ago

Not really, Android consoles are a market of their own, their main target group are casual gamers who want to play their phone stuff on tv, and people who want a cheap xbmc center or an emulation device.

Main consoles are for hardcore gamers, android devices do not offer that.
Maybe from the perspective of a non gaming business man they do, but any gamer knows better.

finite1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

Not another Android gaming system.... come on we have mobiles and Tablets for a reason.. to play these games... not a console that is not mobile.

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