As reported a few days ago, it seems the company has certainly set its marks on videogames, so Apple TV reveals some gaming titles during their highly anticipated event in San Francisco. The competition is about to heat up even more, especially since the new product brings some familiar features that may have been improved upon.
Given the nature and first glance at what could soon be another gaming platform, the Apple TV seems to be stepping just a little on the toes of Nintendo, by providing users a controller to interact with various games through a few buttons and motion. So, it could possibly cause trouble for the game maker himself.
The new apple remote features a small number of face buttons and a touchpad surface, running a variant of the iOS system called tvOS, which will make porting games incredibly easy.
The company has revealed a few titles that will be part of their special Apple TV app store, such as the famous Guitar Hero Live, high-grossing Disney Infinity 3.0, Crossy Road now added with a multiplayer option which will certainly excite fans of the game, Rayman Adventures, Skylanders SuperChargers, and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved.
And this is possibly just the beginning. One other title that will be available on the new Apple TV is Beat Sports, which will have customers use the remote control like a baseball bat as they swing to hit the ball, and the platform is also set to follow your movements. Whether that could defeat the Wii U, however, remains to be see.
The Apple TV will be released later on this year, in October, in eighty different countries, and will have two versions available depending on user preferences and needs, be it the model with 32 GB of storage at $149, or the 64 GB model at $199, to come packed with the remote control, and perhaps a few of the aforementioned games.
Moreover, Apple has also introduced the “universal purchase” option, that will allow potential customers to buy one product to work on both their operating systems, which is meant to allow developers the choice of making an app that will work on iPhones, iPads, and, in the near future, on the Apple TV working on tvOS.
This will expand the world of possibilities for Apple, who is now clearly and aggressively prodding at the gaming world, advancing from the regular mobile apps to the living rooms of casual gamers.
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