You’ve probably heard of SnakeByte before – well known well for producing gaming peripherals and accessories, SnakeyByte have been a staple of videogame store shelves for years. Not content with merely producing products for videogames any longer, SnakeByte are now setting their sights on publishing games.
SnakeByte’s new GameStore for Android is a subscription service for a variety of mobile videogames – for the fair price of $4.99 per month – with prices in other territories to be confirmed.
GameStore is expected to launch in 2017, with users able to try the service for free for fifteen days to get a good idea of whether or not it’s worthwhile for them.
The best part of GameStore is that it’s not a limited rental service, it’s a true Netflix-for-videogames service. Every title on the GameStore will be available to play once your subscription is active, and can be downloaded on up to three Android devices.
SnakeByte promises that the GameStore service will feature “retro classics and modern favourites, including titles from all the major publishers” and even specify that virtual reality (VR) titles will be available – assumedly for use with either Samsung’s Gear VR, Google Daydream or Google Cardboard.
SnakeByte USA’s CEO, Nick Repenning hopes to ease the mobile gaming experience for customers; “Mobile gaming has matured in recent years offering gamers a console like experience, but many find the choice overwhelming, and with the quality varying so wildly, a large proportion of gamers are left frustrated with their mobile experience. GameStore provides a risk-free way to enjoy an ever-expanding catalogue of titles, each tested for quality and free from in-app purchases and adverts.”
Repenning continues; “GameStore will include classics from every genre, and with a wealth of titles available which can be enjoyed on the big screen via a controller, GameStore provides a remarkably cost-effective way to enjoy gaming for a very minimal cost.”
We’ll bring you more information on GameStore in time as it is released by Snakebyte. For this and all of the latest news relating to mobile VR, make sure to stay with VRFocus.