I expect Apple will also start selling Apple TV-optimized monitors in its 300+ Apple stores
The success of gaming on Apple’s iOS devices shows how keen the company is in that genre, to a point that even standalone handheld gaming consoles are actually considering the iPod Touch and the iPhone as competition. Now it seems as though Apple is ready to take on home consoles as well with the latest hunches about the Apple TV’s future in gaming.
A report from Engadget claims that a new code found in the latest iOS 4.3 beta 3 firmware for Apple TV hints the possibility of online gaming. According to the site, several references have been found pertaining to “ATVGames” and “ATVThunder” that point to a controller of some sort, leaderboards, a way to schedule games, and a store front. Well that sounds a lot like Game Center and the App Store, doesn’t it?