(REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON)Logo of Tencent at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing May 6, 2014.
Tencent might be involved in the creation of games via its subsidiary Riot Games but the company also has plans to create a gaming console. These plans were outlined recently during CES Asia, and according to them, a number of companies such as Intel and Haier will be collaborating with Tencent in the development of the console.
Reporting on the announcement pertaining to the device, AllChinaTech states that it will be named the Tencent Games Platform (TGP) Box and the first iteration will be the Blade Box. However, there are also indications that the gaming console will get more editions in the future.
As for the upcoming Blade Box, it is going to have Skylake processors created by Intel and these are going to be the Core i3, i5, and i7 versions. Haier has also been included in the manufacturing of the console’s hardware. However, Intel is also thought to have provided “sensing and smart home technology” for the console.
Tencent is a big name in the Chinese market, but it is not well-known in the United States. With the upcoming Tencent TGP Box, the company will be looking to break into western markets, as well as China where the ban on gaming consoles came to an end last year.
GameSpot also states that when using the Tencent TGP Box, gamers will be able to download games and even stream them. Also, this particular console is going to feel very familiar to gamers as it is going to arrive with Windows 10. Added to the Windows 10 operating system will be a number of smart features that will ensure that players get a top notch gaming experience and not just a run-of-the-mill one.
As the plans for the console were being made public by Tencent, the company outlined that several of the games that subsidiary Riot Games helped produce would be making their way to the console. These include “League of Legends” and also “Monster Hunter Online.”
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