Apple TV gaming hinted strongly in iOS 4.3 beta code

Engadget writes: "Let's not jump to any conclusions, but a trusted tipster has uncovered evidence that's suggests some folks in Cupertino have learned a thing or two from Xbox Live. New code in the iOS 4.3 beta 3 firmware hints that Apple TV may soon support online gaming. Several references have been found pertaining to "ATVGames" and "ATVThunder" that point to a controller of some sort, leaderboards (think Game Center), a way to schedule games (multiplayer?), and a store front (think App Store, iTunes). We're particularly intrigued by two strings -- " ive.thunder" and ".play.archive.thunder&qu ot; -- but what those actually mean in the grand scheme of things is ultimately ambiguous. Apple TV's minimum storage capacity (about 8GB) suggests the company might look to streaming not entirely unlike how OnLive works; as our tipster speculates, the OpenGL is mature and thoroughly implemented enough that streaming low bandwidth data and computing locally could happen, but that's just theoretical with nothing in the code to back it up."

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Godmars2903474d ago

So Apple is getting into the console arena, only its basically going to be iPad gaming on your TV via AppleTV.

ReBurn3472d ago

Angry Birds in glorious [email protected] coming to you from Apple TV!

StbI9903472d ago

Well well well...lets see what can they bring to the pley...anyway, with pssuite coming to google tv, dont think they have a chance though