AirConsole and the BMW Group announced a partnership that will bring casual gaming into new BMW vehicles, starting next year. AirConsole is a gaming platform that uses the BMW Curved Display to offer a diverse catalogue of games run directly inside the vehicle entertainment system. The AirConsole technology enables games to be instantly delivered over-the-air and to control them using smartphones.
“With AirConsole we will leverage innovative technologies combined with a broad variety of fun and multiplayer games. This will make every waiting situation inside the vehicle, such as charging, an enjoyable moment,” said Stephan Durach – Senior Vice President BMW Group Connected Company Development.
Anthony Cliquot, CEO of N-Dream, the company behind the AirConsole brand said, “We are extremely proud to spearhead gaming inside vehicles with BMW and are excited to create new games for in-car entertainment. Our ingenious architecture coupled with the ease of access of our platform will change the way people get entertained in their vehicles.
“It’s an entirely new ecosystem in which we are trailblazing, because there’s so many new things that will enable the creativity of game developers to make the next level of entertainment”.
Smartphone + Screen = Console.
Setting up the gaming experience with AirConsole, players only need a smartphone – which serves as the game controller – and the BMW Curved Display. The connection between the smartphone and the vehicle is established, for example, by scanning a QR code in the vehicle.
This article was first published on PocketGamer.biz.