The video game rental service Gamefly has announced that it will soon start to publish games on both Android and iOS operating systems. Additionally, the rental service also confirmed that it will be opening up a new digital video game store on Android via an app. The announcement was made through a press release from the company that detailed the entire plan to public. This new program will help independent developers to release their games on the aforementioned operating systems without the worry of distributing costs.
The co founder of Gamefly, Sean Spector spoke to the Verge and said that it is a great privilege to enter the video games market in the mobile sector. He said that Gamefly has always had a vision for gamers that would have them come to a single spot for everything they need whether it’s a PC, console or smartphone. Gamefly has already opened up applications for developers that are interested for the fund.
The first few games will be released around sometime this summer. Gamefly has also announced that it is working on an entirely new digital store for games on the Android operating system. The store will feature attractive video game deals that will change on daily basis. The store application is being developed for both smartphones and tablet version of Android. Gamefly hopes to complete the application by the time of this festive season.
Gamefly isn’t the first video game rental service to enter the portable gaming market. Earlier last year GameStop, which is another big retailer for video games opened up a joint venture in the smartphone industry to distribute games. Close ties to the retailer report that it is now interested in releasing a gaming tablet which will come with many infamous titles pre-loaded.
Apple iOS is currently the leading platform for smartphone video games. With the likes of Epic Games working towards brining next generation games to smartphones, it is only a matter of time that these handheld devices will start taking over the home console market. Apple has also been recently reported to be working on a new standalone controller for their iPad and iPhone.