Note: We took enough surveys, time to get random gamer and Linux user feedback.
What really is this "new console?"
The PawByte nextGen Console is made via Linux(Currently testing ArchLinux version), does it's Program Store different than the others and heavily loves Open Source, ANYTHING.
PawByte "Flyght" Console Controller Prototype (click to view in 3D)
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The History of PawByte and our Console
We've been here for quite some time here at PawByte and we will like you to go through our 'interactive' timeline of past, current and future events.
Q:How long has this Console been in development?
A: We have been working on the console and hashing out things since early February 2012.
Q: Aren't there enough new consoles out there and sprouting up? Why not join them?
A: We are happy to see that many other people are thinking as we are, but the current nextGen projects do not fit our interests or plan for the gaming and entertaiment industry.
Q: How can I keep in the loop about everything happening?
A: Join our NewsLetter
Q: How long has your newsletter been active?
A: We signed up for MailChimp on July 4, 2012 and sent our first e-mail out on July 12, 2012
Q: Cool I will like to develop a game/program for this new Linux based console. How can I?
A: Great! Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know how you can get your game/program on our system.
Planned Stats for system
- Architecture: x86
- Ram: 8GB
- HardDrive: 64GB
- GPU: GT 520
- Output: HDMI
- 2 USB Ports
- OS. Custom Version of Arch Linux
- 4-8GB RAM
- Hopefully 1TB HardDrive
- Due to Online Game Store, Downloadable Game Media and save files.
- -DVD Drive(for game discs and DVDs of course)
- We don't think we can outdo Sony in terms of price and quality for blueray right now...
- GPU/CPU undetermined yet
- Flash storage amount undetermined as well.
- HDMI and AV Output up to 1080p(unless something better comes out on other nextGen consoles)
- 4-6 USB Ports
- WiFi and Ethernet
- Wireless support may be through Bluetooth or another method one of our engineers is proposing
- OS: Custom Version of Arch Linux
- -$Price undetermined
-Of course there are more specs, but we though those will be the most important ones to list here
-All of these specs are subject to change, but that is what we've been working towards.
For pricing we are considering between $150-$250.
Known Press Coverage Thus far
-March 06, 2013 - Article
-March 05, 2013 - Article
Open Consoles News
- March 01, 2013 - Article
Not Enough Shaders
- October 25, 2012 - Interview/Article
-January 10, 2013 - Article
- August 8, 2012- Interview/Article
I will update this post more, but until then go to http://nextgen.pawbyte.com for more information about this new console and how you may be part of it.
We welcome all kinds of feedback.