Acer Not Pursuing Console Development

Clarifying comments made earlier this week, PC manufacturer Acer has stated that it will not be releasing a dedicated gaming console.

"Acer is not going to release any game console but the idea is to develop a high-end PC (so not a console) targeted at the serious gamer," a company representative explained to videogaming247.

"That was a major misunderstanding as [Acer senior VP James T Wong] was wrongly interpreted," the rep noted.

At the time, Wong's comments were taken as a sign that Acer was considering an open, non-proprietary game system. Unlike current consoles, such a device would theoretically allow users to create and execution their own programs without prior approval or authorization from the manufacturer.