New console designed to bring mobile games to TV screens
Bluestacks, a software company that garnered acclaim for bringing Android applications to PCs and Macs, has taken its first step into the competitive gaming arena. The company has unveiled GamePop, a new console that is meant to make hundreds of mobile games available to gamers. The console is designed specifically to bring mobile games to the TV, allowing consumers to take advantage of their home entertainment systems while playing their favorite mobile games.
GamePop may breathe new life into home gaming
GamePop comes equipped with a subscription-based service. This service allows users to play mobile games on their TVs rather than their mobile devices. The console is expected to alleviate some of the restrictions that have been placed on mobile games in the past and provide consumers with a new way to experience these games. The GamePop is not likely to encounter any significant competition in this field as it is currently the only other console that offers this access to mobile games, with the other being the somewhat infamous Ouya.
Mobile games continue to be an attractive market
Mobile games represent a very promising market in the game industry. Bluestacks has taken note of the rise of mobile games over the past few years and believes that the time is right to make a strong entry into this market. The company believes that the GamePop will satisfy a need that has not yet been met by the game industry at large.
Subscription service may be attractive to developers and gamers alike
The GamePop is expected to appeal to developers as much as it does to gamers. Developers of mobile games must often resort to extreme marketing and other measures to generate revenue. With the Ouya, these developers have little chance to generate revenue as they are forced to offer their mobile games for free. GamePop’s subscription-based service may provide more flexibility, as part of the funds collected through the subscription will go toward developers and the acquisition of new mobile games.