Should devs hop into bed with Ouya & Shield?
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Fraser Ross MacInnes | 09:25 - 28 January 2013
I think that the whole invisible hardware thing is a good route and I do think we're headed that way, though the magic gel that binds all the different platforms together is still a bit complex for the average consumer. Not everyone who buys a Raspberry Pi, a GameStick or an OUYA is going to do things like install XMBC on it so they can airplay games and shows from an iPad.
As for a Sony or MS unconsole, I'd love to see it happen, but hitting that crucial price point and leaving the doors for developers as wide open as Android does seems unlikely. Stranger things have happened I suppose. Apple already has an unconsole in waiting with the Apple TV which is already on shop shelves for 99 bucks. Open that up to devs, launch an official twin stick controller for it and Robert's your father's brother...
jon jordan | 14:26 - 27 January 2013
In general, I agree, but marketing could also play a big part. Consider the mass market appeal of a Sony or Microsoft unconsole...
Phil Maxey | 15:21 - 25 January 2013
It's not going to be long before the hardware is invisible. Whatever game we want to play will be expected to run, just by turning on your TV or mobile device. I think that's what we are heading towards. It's all going to be about who has the biggest app store, and nothing else.
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