Ed Fries, co-creator of Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console, believes it is harder for gaming platform makers Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to ignore the gaming and app experience that Apple has created, highlighting the iPhone and iPad maker’s creation of a platform that is easy to develop for and affordable for gamers. In an interview with GameInformer, Fries — who is now an advisor for the Kickstarter-funded Android gaming console Ouya – speaks at length about how the console market still has needs that haven’t been met, that there’s a opening for an “open console that’s digitally distributed, and it’s just not there.” Read the full story at The Next Web.

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