GameStop seems like they want to get into everything video game related they possibly can. First their console game streaming service, and now GameStop has announced that they will be releasing a GameStop branded Android tablet next year. GameStop president Tony Bartel has said the company has even chosen a tablet to go with.
We’re in test phase right now. But we’re excited at the prospect of coming out with this tablet. I would call it a ‘GameStop certified gaming platform.’ We looked at all the tablets and these are the ones that really worked for gaming and we’re going to give you a few benefits that you’re not going to get elsewhere.
One of those benefits will be the addition of a controller and the ability to use the aforementioned streaming service.
There’s not a lot of tablet/android based games for the consumer that are designed to use an external controller. There are a few games out there and more that are coming, but our thought is that the tablet is a great immersive gaming device so it’s hard for us to envision how that tablet will really function as such without some sort of controller. So we’ve created a controller that we’re testing to really allow for immersive gameplay. It’s hard to imagine how to stream a game – let’ say Modern Warfare 3 – onto a tablet and then play it with your finger.
While it sounds promising, it will more than likely be expensive. The prospect of being able to play console games where ever you go sounds pretty neat if you ask us. We’ll have to see where all this goes over the next year and see what else GameStop has up their sleeves with this tablet device.
GameStop chooses Android for own-brand gaming tablet [Game Industry Biz]