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02-14-2013, 12:00 AM #1
Xbox Project Founder: Game-Enabled Apple TV Would Crush The Competition
Writing on his own personal blog, Nat Brown, the founder and self-proclaimed namer of Microsoft’s original Xbox project, mentioned Apple could quickly come to dominate the gaming sector if the company decided to add gaming capabilities to its Apple TV set top box or the continually rumored Apple HDTV.
Brown continued by saying that Microsoft and other traditional console makers such as Sony failed to understand and capitalize on the potential for living room connected devices. According to him, Xbox’s primary critical problem:
…is the lack of a functional and growing platform ecosystem for small developers to sell digitally network distributed (non-disc) content through to the installed base of Xbox customers, period. Why can't I write a game for Xbox tomorrow using $100 worth of tools and my existing Windows laptop and test it on my home xBox or at my friends' houses? Why can't I then distribute it digitally in a decent online store... like I can for Android or iPhone, or for iPad?
Apple, if it chooses to do so, will simply kill Playstation, Wii-U, and xBox by introducing an open 30%-cut app/game ecosystem for Apple-TV... I will be the first to write apps for Apple-TV when I can, and I know I'll make money. I would for xBox if I could and I knew I would make money.
Source: Nat Brown (blog)
02-14-2013, 12:08 AM #2
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02-14-2013, 01:07 AM #3
Oh god...please do not let this happen. It will be the end of console gaming as we know it!
02-14-2013, 04:59 AM #4
As long as 50, 60, and 70 dollar console games are not in jeopardy of getting cheaper then I'm all for it. We need expensive games for profits.
02-14-2013, 06:36 AM #5
I doubt apple would crush the gaming market. Lol lets be honest here people c'mon.
02-14-2013, 07:05 AM #6
I would say Microsoft and Sony where slow in wanting their boxes to be connected devices in the Center of the home! It's just both have been stupidly slow and bringing simple high quality stores to their users! I have both Xbox360 and ps3 and my Apple TV 3G and 2g hammer them for speed and quality of media! And I blame both Sony and Microsoft being lazy and hoping others would do the hard work!
02-14-2013, 08:09 AM #7
There is also a profit margin both of those companies want to maintain as well. If they offered all that in a console game system they would want a grand for it.
02-14-2013, 08:30 AM #8
Already been done, you can get HDMI Android dongles that have controllers & we don't see them as there not the next best thing.
If built into a tv, I wouldn't spend the extra Ł600 for it.Apple are Control freaks we need to stop them before they take over the world!!
02-14-2013, 08:46 AM #9
I think some miss the point trying to be made. Apple's advantage is that they are DEVELOPER FRIENDLY. Sony/Microsoft keep developers out by charging thousands just to get rights to make their games. Apple strategy is to let anyone try to make games and just get 30% of what actually sells.
It's not that Apple would have to make an Xbox equivalent system but that, like the App Store, they would quickly dwarf the competition by the sheer number of offerings if they could put into an all in one box.
02-14-2013, 09:53 AM #10
There are tons of great developers out there that want to step up and build a great game on a great platform but can't afford the current options. We just need a great platform to allow it. Yes, we'll have giant angry birds but that's just the beginning. I sincerely hope this happens.
02-14-2013, 10:38 AM #11
I have yet to play a game on iOS or Android that held my attention for more they 5 minutes. For the casual gamers, these are great. I'll stick with a console game that has some production value.
How often will the hardware cycle be? One year if you are lucky like they have already stated with the Ouya. Even at a cheaper price, I don't want to have to get new hardware every year just to play some newer games.
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02-15-2013, 11:24 PM #17
Whoever thinks this story as any legs is silly. No way any app will compete with Black Ops 2 and the like. Not gonna happen.
02-17-2013, 10:59 PM #18