Green Throttle Wants To Replace Home Consoles With Smartphones (video)

Mobile gaming has come a long way since the days of Snake on Nokia phones. In fact, the recently crowd-funded OUYA aims to bring Android-based games into the living room, but Guitar Hero vet Charles Huang and a new start-up, Green Throttle, a raise an interesting question: Why buy another gaming console when you already have one in your pocket?

Green Throttle would act as virtual console on your Android smartphone or tablet. Not only will you be able to play games on your touchscreen device as usual, but the service will also allow you to hook your device to the TV, sync up some Atlas Controllers and get your game on with a makeshift home console.

Unlike some peripheral creators, Green Throttle is already developing their own games for the system. On top of that, they already seem to have a bit of third-party support and have already released a free SDK to attract more developers. Although quantities are limited, developers also have the opportunity to purchase hardware development kits, which include controllers.

Though details on a consumer release are still pretty slim, Green Throttle says we can expect more info regarding this “in the near future.” In the meantime, check out the video below and let us know what you think of Green Throttle’s idea in the comments!

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