Magazine: No iGame Device from Apple
According to the British magazine Develop, a trade news publication for video games industry professionals, Apple’s “game plan” calls for more iPod games from trusted third parties rather than a dedicated handheld or console. This revelation comes after a new patent application for several portable gaming ideas bearing the Apple and iPod names were unearthed last week from the US Patent Office which fueled speculations that Apple may have a handheld or portable gaming device of its own in development.
Develop reports that a senior gaming industry source has told the magazine that Apple is banking on the iPod as its sole platform for gaming and that more iPod games from major game developers are in the works. Apparently Apple believes the iPods are powerful enough and it prefers “courting” individual game developers to develop select games for the platform rather than to dilute its product lineup with a risky new device.