Developing a game console ordinarily takes a huge amount of hard work, and enough money to sink an ocean liner, so I’m glad to see this scrappy new upstart didn’t go to all that trouble, instead electing to just pop Android on some box with unspecified hardware and let the sales pitch do the rest.
Not that there’s anything problematic about a new product whose only confirmed feature is its ability to save games to “the cloud.” Especially since it’s got “new usability features acquired from the complete EVO beta market study” and everything.
Envizions says that the all-important games that will power this platform will be delivered through the Android market, but seeing how Google is a bit picky as to what kind of devices get access to that and have no problem shutting out much better-known companies like Asus from it, consider my eyebrow raised. “Gamebox offers a more open and more social experience. We listened to our users. We want the world to game with us,” says Derrick Samuels, CEO of Envizions. That’s nice and all, but how about showing some games first?