Google to Enter Set-Top Gaming with Latest Acquisition?
While Android-powered gaming devices haven’t exactly replaced modern consoles in the quest for your living room-based entertainment needs, they’re certainly gaining steam. While this essentially started with the Ouya, there are now many other Android-based gaming systems available such as the Nvidia Shield and the Madcatz MOJO. Google, however, has been curiously absent in this arena, but that may change faily soon.
Yesterday, Google acquired parts of Santa Clara-based Green Throttle Games. The company, which met its untimely demise four months ago, sold a custom wireless gaming controller that allowed for couch-friendly Android gaming. Many details surrounding the acquisition and its terms have yet to come to light, but we do know that the acquisition includes some of the talent from Green Throttle Games.
It’s nice to see Google take some initiative to bolster its gaming, regardless of how far off the fruits of this acquisition may be. Is an Android-based gaming console something that interests you, or are you more content with a PS4 and/or Xbox One? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.