Gaming peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz recently released their first big announcement: Project M.O.J.O.
Open-source gaming platforms are becoming the “hot new thing” in the gaming industry, as many focus on bringing indie title and formerly-mobile-only software to the living room. The most well-known of these consoles, the Ouya, is about to have some serious competition with Mad Catz’ brand new Android gaming console. The device is set to bring both Google Play and the Amazon App Store together with one piece of hardware. Rather than forcing interested developers to create a custom version of their software for the M.O.J.O. console, the system will be compatible with already existing games. This allows users to buy an app once with the ability to play it across multiple devices.
No hardware specifics have been given as of yet, as Mad Catz is still exploring many different options in regards to processing and so on, but Project M.O.J.O. will feature 16 GB of internal storage with the option to increase storage capacity with an SD card. While the console does come with it’s own Mad Catz Bluetooth controller, M.O.J.O. is compatible with other Bluetooth and USB enabled controllers and devices.
Mad Catz has had a long successful history creating and manufacturing various gaming accessories, including controllers, headsets, and protective console and game cases. The M.O.J.O. console marks the company’s first foray into the world of gaming consoles, and so far it is shaping up to be a very nice product. With its competitor, the Ouya, being priced at only $99, many are concerned that the M.O.J.O. will not be able to be sold at a similar price due to the advanced hardware that Mad Catz is currently researching. No estimated release date or cost has been given as of yet, but we’re sure to here more about it in the coming weeks.