As if there weren't more than enough gaming consoles in the
market, a Florida-based company named Infinium Labs has announced
that they plan on launching their own console, currently titled
the Phantom, into the market. The following is the press
release on the subject.
Longboat Key, Florida - January 20, 2003 - A Tampa
Bay area technology company, Infinium Labs Corporation, will
develop and market a new game console that will outperform
the XBOX, Sony Playstation II, and GameCube.
The company plans to market a high performance gaming
console and delivery system to provide consumers with options
and capabilities that are not available in today's marketplace.
The console will appeal to the hard-core gamer and the high
end consumer electronic purchaser. This next generation game
console provides a robust, fault tolerant delivery system
that supports games on demand, game rentals, game demos, seamless
upgrades and patch management. The game console is an "ALWAYS
ON BROADBAND DEVICE." It is easy enough for children to use
independently yet so advanced it exceeds the needs of hard-core
Infinium Labs was formed by veteran entrepreneurs who
have a successful track record in building large scale companies
and advanced architectures for supporting massive eCommerce
and enterprise applications. Combining skills from Telco,
Data Communications, Digital Rights Management, Software Development
and Security, the management team brings together a unique
array of skills to develop the most robust next generation
gaming console and delivery network on the market.
The Infinium Labs game console features a high tech design
and offers ease of use for the variety of game players worldwide.
The on-demand delivery system will appeal to hard-core gamers
as well as casual users. The unique design architecture allows
for delivery of a large number of games and the ability to
participate in online massive multiplayer gaming. Key features
- Fastest console on the market
- Broadest selection of preloaded games
- Cross Platform capabilities
- State of the art design and architecture
- Advanced accessories and wireless capabilities
- Online connectivity for multi player gaming
- Seamless upgrades and patch management
- A multi tiered subscription service that meets the
needs of casual, moderate and hard-core game players
- Demo games before purchasing or subscribing
- Games on demand
- Game Rentals
The advanced system provides game developers and publishers
a secure and efficient software distribution system. Infinium
Labs intends for game developers and publishers to reap greater
profits using this new game delivery system.
Infinium Labs has engineered its prototypes and expects
to unveil the new gaming console in March of 2003. The company
intends to launch the game console to the U.S. consumer market
by November 2003.
Infinium Labs has chosen Florida as its corporate headquarters.
Florida has emerged as a leader in support of technology companies
with its eFlorida initiative. Offices will also open soon
in Silicon Valley and St. Louis, Missouri.
About Infinium Labs Infinium Labs Corporation was formed
in October 2002 as a global entertainment/gaming company.
Infinium Labs' mission is to market a gaming console and delivery
system that will be the performance leader in the game playing
entertainment industry. The company will market a robust game
console that will appeal to a wide audience with its ease
of use, quality assurance and robust delivery system. For
more information, contact Steve Chilton at 877-485-5962 or
Considering I've never even heard of Infinium Labs before,
I don't know what to expect from them. Until they announce
more information or titles that the console may feature, I
can't really comment on whether this console will even have
a chance in a market that already has three big guns jockeying
for every dollar they can get. If you want to check out more
information on the Phantom, go to their website at http://www.infiniumlabs.com/.