Rumour: Amazon Is Making An Android Console

Rumour: Amazon Is Making An Android Console

One of the biggest retailers in the world is rumoured to be making an Android gaming console. GameInformer reports that Amazon is readying an Android console for release by year’s end. The console will be bundled with its own controller, and Amazon will be making use of the Android apps already available on its app store.

On Twitter, Kotaku columnist Superannuation isn’t a hundred per cent sold on this rumour, but writes that Amazon has apparently been hiring game talent to build up the platform’s game library. For instance, Superannuation points out that the executive producer for Gears of War 3 and Quantum Break joined Amazon this past May. This is just one of several examples. They don’t confirm a console, however.

Superannuation also points to this odd recruitment ad in 2012 that briefly mentions an unnannounced product that’s “bigger than Kindle”. And the LinkedIn page for Amazon’s principal producer manager lists (at the time of writing) an “unannounced consumer device”.

But, as Superannuation notes, those could be for something like the rumoured Kindle phone. While Kotaku hasn’t confirmed this rumour, it does sound like something is up. Then again, at large companies, something always is!

Kotaku is reaching out to Amazon and will update this story should the company comment.

Amazon Developing Android Console For Release By End Of 2013 [Game Informer]

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