Fuze Entertainment has just unveiled today what they expect to be the rival for Ps4 and Xbox one in China. Formerly known as Ouye during it’s crowdfunding process, the Fuze F1 in an Android powered gaming machine with very similar design to Western consoles, with the starting selling price around
¥ 899 (around $140). The console body is cloned from the Ps4 and the controller is what you would expect from a third party Xbox One dealer. It’s no surprising the Fuze F1 is also called the “Frankenstein Console” by critics.
Even so, the Fuze F1 seemeed to have attracted the attention of big game developers. According to ZhugeEx Blog, Fuze Entertainment has partnered with many foreign games companies such as Koei Tecmo, Codemasters and Comcept. Among the several titles in development for the console, there’s also some interesting ones such as both of Keiji Inafune’s Kickstarter games. A reminder that Fuze Entertainment was behind the KS funding of Red Ash.
- Dynasty Warriors 8 with Xtreme Legends
- Assault Android Cactus
- Mighty No 9
- Red Ash: The Indelible Legend
- Grid Autosport
- Anima: Gate of Memories
- One Upon Light
- Heart & Slash
The Chinese gaming market just opened recently, with a ban over Xbox One and PlayStation 4 being lifted back in September 2014. Let’s wait and see if Fuze F1 can manage to compete with the giants of the industry.
Update: it seems that Fuze is not connected to the Ouye console, which was also ripping off Xbox One and Ps4 design and Android powered. Even so, it’s baffling which was the reasoning to use a similar design to a project so heavily criticized by chinese netizens. Thanks to ZhugeEx for the correction.