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China's Fuze Tomahawk F1 Game Console Is China's Answer To PS4, Xbox One

If you’re a gamer living in China, then you probably grew up playing on PC, or a console that had pre-installed games and a vaguely Nintendo-esque controller. If you’re a Chinese gamer and you’re looking for yet another console option to play those hot triple-A games on, then today may very well be your lucky day.

Yesterday in Beijing, Wang Feng, the CEO of Chinese gaming startup Fuze, took to the stage at a press conference to proudly unveil his venture’s newest product—a home video game console called the Tomahawk F1. With China lifting the ban on consoles only a few years ago, the Tomahawk F1 looks to target developers and gamers who are struggling along with the high priced Xbox One and PS4 in the country. The console will run the Android operating system but the CEO made a point of saying that they are working with developers and publishers to create tools to help them bring PC, mobile and console games to their custom Android console. The point of showing these games is that Fuze did not want to come across like any other Android console like Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV (iOS). They wanted to prove that you won’t just find mobile games on this console but you’ll find full AAA experiences and PC games along with mobile games. They’re trying to show that they can provide the best of both words to gamers in China which is something that Sony & Microsoft can not do with their console. You can view the pics of the console, its controller, and the console's interface below.

While the console itself looks similar to the PlayStation 4, the controller is more on par with the Xbox One design. Not only does the console and controller look familiar, but the interface highly resembles the PS4's home screen and store. As for the specifications of the Tomahawk F1, it will include:

  • Nvidia Tegra K1 (4 Core A15 @ 2.2GHz)
  • Nvidia Keppler @ 852Mhz (325GLOPS)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM @ 933Mhz
  • 32GB eMMC storage (Elite = 500GB HDD)
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth support
  • HDMI, USB 3.0 x 1, Ethernet (Elite = Qi Wireless controller charger)
  • Fuze OS (Android) + Open GL 4.4 & Open GL ES 3.1 support
  • Chinese & English game support

 

Most importantly, the Tomahawk F1 features substantial developer support from both Chinese and international developers. Over 200 developers have pledged support, and over 70 games will be released this year including foreign titles such as Assassin’s Creed Chronicles, Mighty No. 9, DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: Xtreme Legends, and GRID Autosport. You can check out the video below which shows the triple-A titles releasing for the Tomahawk F1 this year. Fuze is also looking to include VR support for the console. 

The Tomahawk F1 will launch at ¥899 ($140) for the Play version, and ¥1499 ($230) for the Elite version. No release date of the console has been announced at this time. Also, Fuze has announced no plans to target Western markets with the device. 

The Tomahawk F1 looks promising. If the console will be successful in China, then Fuze might probably release the console to other parts of the world. And if they do release it internationally, can it compete against PS4 and Xbox One? They could probably beat Wii U in terms of hardware sales, but PS4 and Xbox One? I doubt it. Also, if Tomahawk F1 will be released in the US, will you be getting it? For me, I think I'll still stick with my PS4. 

 

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5/12/2016 1:41:40 AM Drew Constantino

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Banky A
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 2:22:09 AM
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That menu-cross-media interface had me fooled.
Nice, bring on the competition.

Is this going to try take out Xbox for a Sony Nintendo world? I wouldn't mind, the interface actually looks decent. I couldn't handle the One's when I had it. Slower than a 1st gen Samsung tablet.

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Ydobon
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 2:46:52 AM
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That ram is low and it is only ddr3. They need to upgrade that to 8gb ram with ddr4.

Other than that, I hope they can compete in a way that makes the market better for gamers.

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smileys_007
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 3:18:55 AM

I think the only way that Tomahawk F1 can compete with PS4 and Xbox One is that if Fuze could create their own first party studios that will make exclusive games to Tomahawk F1. Without some exclusive games, they can't stand up to PS4 or Xbox One since most of the games that will be available to Tomahawk F1 (with the exception of the Android games and some PC games) are also available to PS4 and Xbox One.

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Ydobon
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 7:25:14 PM

I forgot about that, yeah they are going to need some exclusive game. Having some big names like from 3rd party developers won't hurt either.

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Karosso
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 9:08:52 AM
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Will fail as a real console(Very low specs), might compete with nVidia Shield console but no more.

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big6
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 10:09:52 AM
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I was sort of excited, then I saw... 4GB RAM DDR3... =/

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 11:34:43 AM

China doesn't want you hacking with it.

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TrueAssassin86x
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 10:20:30 AM
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I know this is off topic but why does this site have so many annoying ads anymore it makes me not to wanna vist this site

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 11:33:27 AM

I dunno, probly cuz it doesn't make enough money, adblockplus means I don't see em.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 11:32:56 AM
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HULK SMASH!

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tes37
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 4:52:27 PM
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This is exactly what I love about China. They're always producing something I don't want to buy. The stuff the Chinese government comes up with is comical. They either think like 3rd graders or they believe we do and try to sell us garbage. They even manufacture other country's goods and still dream up inferior products.

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Hexen
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 6:56:47 PM
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That controller ensures that I will never play this thing, even if it was free and came with cookies.

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Ydobon
Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 1:04:51 AM

Is it because it is a xbox style controller?

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cadpig
Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 1:03:31 AM
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It's a knock off NVidia shield TV. The Chinese are the kings of android game consoles.

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