Jio, India’s telecom giant, just announced a gaming console to rival Google’s Stadia in India. Here’s what you need to know about the device. | Source: Shutterstock (i), Josh Edelson / AFP (ii). Image Edited by CCN.
By CCN Markets: Google tantalized the gaming industry when it revealed that its console, Stadia, would be a streaming service. However, Jio, India’s telecom giant, is promising what it claims could be an even better platform in India.
Jio’s console launches in early September, nearly two months ahead of Google’s service, and it could provide some interesting insights into the challenges that Stadia and other streaming consoles will face when they launch.
Here are five things you need to know about the Jio video game console:
1. It will have its own integrated graphics chip
Jio didn’t state what it will do, but it might help process Android games that don’t require higher amounts of processing power. Helping with VR processing on the player’s side is also a possibility.
2. Jio console will work with any gaming controller (and your smartphone!)
Unlike the Stadia, which requires its own controller, Jio’s system can connect to any wireless gamepad. Yes, even a PlayStation 4 controller – or more ironically, the Stadia’s.
Don’t like game controllers? Fine. You can also use any smartphone.
Jio announced partnerships with Microsoft Game Studios,