Games retailer GameStop is planning on making the leap over to gaming hardware with the help of Android, according to a report from GamesIndustry.biz. The upcoming tablet will apparently ship with a bundled controller, and will be the "GameStop certified gaming platform".
The inclusion of a physical controller sees GameStop going after the mainstream "triple-A" gaming market, rather than the touchscreen-focused titles that are currently available on Android devices. What's more, the focus on streaming gameplay to the tablet, rather than running games locally could extend the lifespan of this type of device beyond that of the average tablet.
GameStop says it's "working with developers" on the new platform, and expects to ship sometime next year.
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