PC Maker Considering 'Open' Game System

PC hardware manufacturer Acer is considering the development of an open, non-proprietary game system, BetaNews reports.

Acer senior VP James T. Wong said that his company has a game machine in mind that would be built upon "open standards" at a press event last week.

"If you look at most of the other game machines that are out there right now--Nintendo's, the Xbox [360]--they are 'closed' and proprietary systems," Wong said.

Unlike the current roster of consoles, an "open" platform would not require corporate oversight or management, allowing anybody to run just about anything on the hardware.

The company, which recently acquired fellow PC manufacturer Gateway, hopes to incorporate open standards into all its products envisioned for future development, including the possibility of a console or console-like game system.