Tomahawk F1, Fuze’s Chinese console that will compete with Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
If we thought we had enough with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo NX, we were wrong. Since recently the manufacturer Fuze has presented in China its new game console baptized with the name of Tomahawk F1. This new console aesthetically looks like a hybrid between current consoles, since the gamepad is basically similar to the Xbox One and the chassis is very inspired by the PS4.
The fact that Fuze has been launched on the console market is driven by the China’s new policy that allows the commercialization of these entertainment systems in the country. After this fact, both Sony and Microsoft tried to take over the Chinese market, but they have not had the expected success. It is Fuze’s turn who, with a cheaper console, it tries to make a hole little by little.
But we are resolving doubts. Tomahawk F1 will debut in June this year in China and will have a much more affordable price than current consoles, hovering around 170 dollars to the change in its cheapest version, or $ 230 in the elite version which includes a 500 Gb hard drive and Qi wireless charging for the controller. Something curious is that by paying a little more we can also enjoy the console with some virtual reality glasses Of the brand.
If we move on to the hardware issue, Tomahawk F1 mounts a
Nvidia Tegra K1 processor
4GB of DDR3 RAM
and 32GB of internal memory type eMMC. On the other hand, it has HDMI, USB 3.0 and Ethernet ports. They have not forgotten either the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to maximize their possibilities.
And what about the Operating System? The brand has launched the Tomahawk F1 with Fuze OS, a version of Android that has OpenGL 4.4 and OpenGL ES 3.1 compatibility, and as you can see, the interface is quite similar to the PS4 version.
And the games? Believe it or not,
Fuze has announced agreements with more than 200 companies
of considerable repercussion. Such as Ubisoft, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Koei Tecmo or Comcept, and for its launch they hope to offer nothing more and nothing less than
76 video games.
Obviously this less powerful console is not going to be a benchmark in the current games market. But it can be a good platform to enjoy Android titles, current game ports or who knows, we may even see our own games running on your hardware. Either way, the price and the benefits seem really competitive for a certain sector. And it will surely find its niche in the Chinese market and perhaps abroad. We won’t lose track of Fuze’s new F1 Tomahawk.