To my great relief GamesIndustryNews is reporting that Gabe has clarified Apples CEO did not visit Valve. That while Valve would love to see Apple get more into the gaming industry it never occurred. Their is absolutely no Apple/Valve console or product coming.coming Yayz!!!
Well everyone heard the CEO of Apple was spotted visiting Apple and we have all heard Valve is working on hardware. Some say a new mobile computing device. However a more disturbing report is now out. Apple is designing a new touch screen TV that will act like a giant I-Pad and Apple is getting Valve to develop a motion control gaming platform for the TV. However my bet is the console will be a stand alone device because if it is wrapped around the TV's success Apple would fail in a major way.
This is supposedly Apples long awaited entry into the games industry. I can assume since its going to be Valve hardware that Valve will be the primary developer and it will be the SteamBox everyone has been talking about. It would be a smart business partner for Apple. However with Steam and the App store being the primary delivery devices on the platform would EA support it? Steam competes with Origin and chances are that EA would avoid the platform unless Origin was also supported.
Now the article states a Kinect like motion controlling console that is innovative. My bet is it is not a Kinect rip off. Valve wouldn't develop a Kinect knock off my bet is it ais anew motion controller experience. Maybe it is a mobile augmented system as rumoured. You play with a augmented glasses system like Google's Google glasses.
Is Valve a good enough partner to take on the likes of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony? Also what about Steams multi platform nature we know it is rumored to be available on WiiU and is already on PC. How would Apple harness Steam could they keep the service on multiple platforms including competitors like WiiU and PC? Or for Apple to succeed will Steam have to go Apple exclusive? Will Apple go after the high end console market to take on PS4. And NextBox or after the lower end game driven platform of Nintendo's. WiiU?
Does Apple have a chance in entering the console industry? I bet they know their isn't room in the industry for four competitors will Apple take any of the big three out? Is this a smart business move for Apple? My bet is Apples new console will be ready to unveil at E3 2013 and launch shortly after its existing competitors. What's your take on this leak?
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