Announced just two months ago, Apple TV is Apple's newest attempt in bringing downloadable iTunes content from computers to television screens. But sources at AppleInsider have stumbled upon some code in the latest version of iTunes revealing that the Apple TV might also double as a console for casual games.
A recent interview with Greg Canessa, founder of Xbox Live Arcade and current vice president of PopCap games, confirms these rumors, perhaps in an inadvertent slip of the tongue. When asked by Wired about his job duties at PopCap, Canessa responded:
"It will be about taking the stable of franchises and games out of PopCap's studio and adapting, customizing it for different platforms -- adding multiplayer, new play modes, HD, customizing the user interface and display for Zune, ipod, Apple TV, Nintendo DS, PSP." [emphasis ours]