EU Commission Awards 2.8 Million Euros Towards Future Video Game Hardware
The race towards a new generation of gaming hardware has already begun, with rumors swirling about the next Xbox being made. Today, the EU Commission awarded 2.8 million Euros to a group of four tech companies and two universities to start development on hardware for this new wave of game consoles.
The four companies named are Codeplay based in Edinburgh, Geomerics from Cambridge, AiGameDev.com, and Greek studio Think Silicon. The universities included are TU-Berlin based in Germany, and Sweden’s Uppsala University.
The goal of the project, scheduled to run over the next three years, will be to provide research that will create better graphics processors, both for consoles and also for mobile gaming devices.
“We are delighted the EU has recognized the need to invest in the future of consumer technology,” said Codeplay CEO Andrew Richards. “This project will have real tangible, practical benefits, and our ambition is that it will allow Europe to take the lead in the development of the next generation of low power high performance mobile and video game graphics technology.”