Apparently software isn't enough for Snail Games, who announced plans at CES 2015 in Las Vegas to enter the hardware market with the introduction of a pair of gaming smartphones.
Setting a new record for product name brevity, the W -- yes, just "W" -- will implement dual joysticks and physical buttons in its design. Its partner, the W 3D, will also offer a 3D gaming experience on an 5.5" HD screen, without the need for special viewing equipment.
Both phones will come pre-loaded with 30 of Snail Games free-to-play titles. Though Snail Games USA is behind the product, which will be launched in North America, its Chinese parent company has a vast library to choose from, though it's hard to say if those titles will be westernized at all. Well, westernized as much as anything Snail Games makes. Mobile publisher Gameloft has also signed on to support the product.
Both devices are also fully functional Android-based smartphones, and Snail Games is also working on its own gaming console, the OBox:
"Also Android-based, the OBox uses an adapted operating system that provides users with access to a wide range of games and applications. The game console enables 3D video output on 3D compatible TVs, and supports PC game porting to provide greater and higher quality choices in available games. The OBox uses a dual-joystick controller for the feel familiar to console gamers, while integrating a new “air-mouse” control system for motion-sensor pointing and controls."
You can read the full press release announcing the W and the W 3D here.
Will you be tossing out your old iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, or trashing your Xboxes and PlayStations to get a W, W 3D, or OBox?
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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