GameStop using Android for new gaming tablet


Just last month GameStop revealed its plans to introduce console game streaming. Now the company is making another big move by working on its own gaming tablet.

The videogame retailer has chosen Android as its hardware, and GameStop President Tony Bartel explained the decision.

"I don’t see any need to create a new one with the three hundred or so on the market already," he said. "We have a refurbishment center and we can bring in the product and preload certain games onto it. It’s an Android device."

Bartel went on to say that his company has chosen the specific model of tablet, and also cited the new device as a "GameStop certified gaming platform."

A testing phase began two weeks ago in Dallas, and GameStop plans on streaming console games and developing a controller for the device in the near future.

Bartel also talked about the possibility of working directly with developers on games that utilize a specific controller or technology in tandem with the upcoming tablet.

"As it stands now, I think we’re seeing developer interest in developing immersive games that use the controller as well, but our first foray is to really be working with developers to create an install base of devices with the controller to allow them to develop immersive games," he said.



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