With iOS as a gaming platform and Apple Arcade as a subscription service with a catalog of games to enjoy at no additional cost, Apple has been betting on gaming for some timeat least in the sphere of mobile devices, but according to the latest rumors, those from Cupertino they would be thinking of going further and creating their own console. For this, they would be recruiting some of the Xbox engineers.
At least, that is what the journalist Jez Corden assures in the last program of the podcast xbox twothe journalist suggests that Apple would have been “hunting” Xbox engineers to help them determine the specifications of their console. Apple’s entry into the video game industry as a manufacturer is an idea that has been around for a long time, but for now Corden doesn’t give it much credit due to the vagueness of his sources. He is unable to confirm if these plans go ahead or was it a discarded idea long ago.
Instead, speaking of other technological giants, the journalist does not completely rule out that Tencent may soon bet on a traditional console. After all, it controls a large part of the Chinese market and so on, apart from having dozens of studios and as many holdings.
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