The next gen looks like it will be quite different from what we thought: together with the biggest competitors like Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, many other companies are entering the market with some different products. While Valve is aiming to bring Pc gaming into the living room with a big and ambitious project, some smaller companies are looking for funds to release some interesting products.
Together with the Gamestick console, as of now already funded and getting set for release, a new console’s kickstarter has been recently started. This console is called GCW-Zero and it’s going to be powered by Linux, a first for this kind of product. The console will be also powered by an Igenic JZ4770 processor. The console’s developers say that the GCW-Zero will be powerful enough to run some Pc gaming classics and many emulators.
Other than this, this new handheld won’t have anything revolutionary: no touch screen controls or anything of the sort. The developers still feel there’s a need for some traditionally controlled devices and this is where their console comes in.
The kickstarter for the GCW-Zero was started to help in the release of the console, which is already sure to happen: the funds raised with the Kickstarter will be used to produce more consoles if the need arises. You can take a look at this new console here.