GameStop, the retailer of video games, is all set to jump into the tablet space, the president of the company said in an interview with the media. The president Tony Bartel told the media that if the company is able to work with its current partners and OEMs and if they come up with a new tablet which offers a great gaming experience along with a controller connected with Bluetooth then the company does not need to develop their own device.
However, he also went on to say that in the case the hardware partners of GameStop can’t provide the standard of quality that the company requires, then they will go all out to develop their own device. He specifically hinted that any such future device will be a tablet. Bartel did not specify or confirm any launch date of the GameSpot tablet or what features it might have; however he said that the tablet will be based on digital gaming.
The streaming technology firm Spawn Labs was acquired by GameStop last week for an amount that was not disclosed. The aim of GameSpot is to use the technology of Spawn Labs to offer a large selection of on demand video games in high definition on any internet enabled device.
After having bought Spawn, it was also announced by Game Stop that it will acquire Impulse after agreeing to a deal with Stardock Systems. After the completion of the acquisition in May, the company hopes to offer access to a library comprising of more than 1,100 titles through the digital service of Impulse to its customers. It wasn’t specifically revealed by GameSpot if the recent acquisitions made by the company are going to play any role in the plans for its tablet.