M.O.J.O. microconsole to stream PC games

M.O.J.O. microconsole to stream PC games
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

October 14th 2013 at 7:56AM

Mad Catz confirms feature, but consumers will have to wait until after launch

The M.O.J.O. microconsole will be able to stream games to a user's television, Mad Catz has confirmed.

The function had previously been advertised for the “hardcore” android console but was later removed, leaving some doubt as to whether or not it would make the cut.

Now the company has told Gamasutra that the M.O.J.O. will feature PC game streaming, similar to the Nvidia Shield portable device, though the function won't be available at launch.

“For PC streaming to work, M.O.J.O. will require a simple update which we hope will be available shortly after launch," said a Mad Catz representative.

"The plan is indeed for M.O.J.O. to enable streaming from compatible PCs', allowing gamers to play their PC titles on the living room TV."

The Mad Catz and Nvidia Shield are similarly priced, and since both offer streaming it will be interesting to see if the living room can beat a portable device, or whether mobility will prevail.

These two aren't the only systems to be advertising the ability to stream games from a PC over a local network; Valve has billed this as a major feature for its upcoming living room invasion through Steam OS and Steam Machines.

The M.O.J.O. has something else in common with Valve's living room initiative, as its messaging places a premium on openness to developers.

The M.O.J.O. is due out on December 10th with a $250 price tag.