Google to venture into set top business with Green Throttle acquisition
Google confirmed that it has acquired game developer Green Throttle Games, according to Joystiq. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in the said report.
The search giant seems to be paving the way for its entry into the set top business through this deal. Under the terms of the transaction, Green Throttle's founders will join Google's team. Co-founder Charles Huang, however, will still hold the rights to Green Throttle, the report detailed.
As part of the acquisition, Google has also removed the Green Throttle app from the Play Store to reportedly integrate it into Nexus TV and possibly create a more integrated gaming service for its customers. Rumors abound that the new set top box will be launched by mid-2014, according to Ubergizmo.
Green Throttle developed the Atlas controller and Arena app. When combined, these services allow its users to use any Android gadget as an HDTV game console, the report added.