GameStop Corp. will release a new gaming tablet based on Google Inc.’s Android platform according to a new report.
Consumer website Gameindustry.biz this week reported the U.S. game retailer will release a branded tablet, based on a current retail tablet mode, that will include streaming functionality to play video games.
In addition, it will offer a dedicated game controller for the tablet.
GameStop in Mar. acquired Spawn Labs, a peer-to-peer game streaming service company.
The streaming functionality, similar to OnLive Inc.’s technology, allows users to play high-definition quality games without the need for dedicated graphics hardware.
The tablet is said to be available in 2012.
The retailer admitted to opening new copies of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC SKU in order to prevent promoting a competitive service without a formal partnership.