Vladimir Putin wants Russia to have its own game console

Vladimir Putin wants Russia to have its own game console
Vladimir Putin wants Russia to have its own game console
-

Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid out an ambitious plan to establish an autonomous video game ecosystem in his country, with the aim of developing hardware and software networks for his own game consoles. This information, brought by Insider Gaming, comes from internal Russian government sources, reveals Putin’s aspiration to circumvent sanctions and import bans imposed on foreign video gaming devices.

At a recent economic meeting, Putin instructed his government to focus on creating an expanded gaming infrastructure that would include hardware, software and cloud-based support systems tailored to Russian gamers. According to available information, the project is expected to last a decade, as mentioned by Kommersant, a Russian news publication, which highlighted the lack of knowledge in the country to implement such an ambitious vision.

The initiative comes in a context of economic sanctions and restrictions on the import of foreign game consoles, with large companies such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo suspending official sales to Russia following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Despite these barriers, local sellers have been looking for alternative ways to import foreign consoles. However, the Kremlin sees an opportunity to cultivate a national gaming industry in the face of current economic problems.

Putin’s directive calls for the production of both stationary and portable game consoles, along with the development of an operating system and cloud infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of games to consumers. The government was given a deadline of June 15 to explore the feasibility of this project, with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin tasked with overseeing the operation.

Although it is speculated that Putin has entrusted the Russian technology company VK with carrying out the project, there are major difficulties on the horizon. Market observers warn of the lack of experience in producing game consoles similar to PlayStation and Xbox, along with the monumental task of building a gaming ecosystem from scratch.


The article is in Portuguese

Tags: Vladimir Putin Russia game console

-

-

PREV Capcom surprises fans with the re-release of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City on Steam
NEXT Hiroki Totoki is officially the new head of PlayStation
-

-