While Microsoft's next-gen console is gearing up for release here in the US in roughly 12 hours, Microsoft has already released their companion application for the Xbox One onto Google Play for free. Once you download the app, and actually get your hands on your new Xbox One, you'll be able to connect to it and do a fair amount of stuff with your Android device and your console.
Since we are having a rather decent amount of companion applications launching as of late, why not report on one more that has hit Google Play? 2K Games has launched their new companion application for their new NBA2K14 game which is appropriately called MyNBA2K14. If you used their previous companion app for NBA2K13 then you'll already know what to expect with this one. You may also notice that it doesn't exist anymore either.
A couple of weeks ago we talked about a new application coming from Sony which would be the official companion app for their next-gen console, the Playstation 4. This companion app features plenty of the standard social features along with being able to use the second-screen feature when it is available in a game.
Activision has released another companion app for their Call Of Duty franchise but this time it is for the new Call of Duty: Ghosts game that was recently launched. This particular companion app actually has a lot to offer and plenty of future potential for more features to be added which Activision has stated they are already working on.
For those of you heading to Blizzard's BlizzCon 2013 convention, or just happen to want to check the event out and watch the live streams from your Android device, the official companion application is available on Google Play for free. This app includes a ton of features including live streams of the opening ceremony and other events that will be taking place during the convention.
While everyone is waiting for the upcoming Assassin's Creed game to arrive onto Android, those of you who own Assassin's Creed IV on their console of choice now have a companion application from Ubisoft you can fiddle around with. Before we dive into what this application contains you'll need to know that in order to grab a copy of this companion app you'll need to own a tablet as it isn't available for phones.
Grand Theft Auto V has been out for a little bit now and iOS managed to get the companion application for the game ahead of Android. However Android is now on par with iOS as Rockstar Games has finally released Grand Theft Auto: iFruit onto Google Play and yes they kept the name as iFruit instead of changing it up for something a little more Android-centric.
When the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 were announced this year there was a heavy focus on second-screen experiences as well as social features that both consoles would be coming having integrated into them. The Playstation 4 seemed to have more of a foothold on the whole thing, pushing the second-screen experiences and social features a lot more during their presentation and upcoming games.
Roccat has been making PC gaming peripherals for awhile now and it seems the company wants a piece of the mobile action but not in the way you are probably thinking. While Roccat hasn't jumped into making actual peripherals for mobile gaming, they have released an application they have been working on for awhile now that will turn your Android phone or tablet into a gaming peripheral.
The company behind the Havok game engine for game developers and the new Project Anarchy mobile game developer suite are hosting the Project Anarchy Mobile Game Dev Challenge. Mobile game developers will be competing for a top prize of $100,000 for the best mobile game build using the new Project Anarchy mobile game development engine.
The title may seem a bit weird but Google has been wanting developers to make sure their games and applications look and run good not just on Android phones but on tablets as well. Starting November 21st, 2013 when you log into the Google Play store from a tablet you will automatically be directed to a new section called 'Designed for Tablets'.