Google reportedly buys gaming company

Reports suggest Green Throttle has been acquired for Google's upcoming console

Google has bought Green Throttle games, leading to suggestions that the company is about to launch a games console.

Green Throttle is best known as the maker of the Green Throttle controller.

According to PandoDaily, Google has acquired the company. No details of the price paid were reported. The site claimed that sources had reaffirmed Google will launch a set-top box this year with a strong focus on gaming.

Green Throttle withdrew its Arena app from both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Its Arena app allowed its Green Throttle controller to be used with Android smartphones and tablets.

Unlike rival devices from Ouya and GameStick, the Green Throttle is mainly software driven. That means it is possible for it to connected to almost any tablet or smartphones.

The company released a statement at the time saying that it was pulling out of the games market. It promised that it will “evolve” into something else.

“The Green Throttle team has some important news to share. Beginning 8 November 8th, our Arena app will no longer be available on Google Play or the Amazon Appstore for Android and all backend support for the app will cease,” it said on greenthrottle.com.

“We’ll keep you posted on the evolution of Green Throttle.”

Source: PandoDaily

Tags