Mena FN: Unnamed sources said that both investors and authorities were cheated by Eedoo as many games it showed at a press conference not long ago were in fact video recordings. Notably, the games were full of bugs and the video game consoles' performance was not stable. That was why Eedoo had failed to give an specific timetable on when it would launch the products so far. An unnamed partner of the company confirmed the saying in an interview recently, adding that it was required to provide two videos and one was for promotion and the other was for representation.
Established as a separate company in July 2010, Eedoo (Beijing, China) used to be S&P Game & Multimedia unit in Lenovo Group before that. The company announced it uses Sofkinetic ToF technology to control the games, similar to Microsoft Kinect. It aims to be No.1 in both home video game equipment and online services on the Chinese market. Currently, its core business is the iSec home sport entertainment center and the prototype of iSec is the results of two years' in-house research and development effort of the S&P business unit in Lenovo Group, the world's second-biggest PC maker by shipment.
Kotaku quotes Microsoft Game Studios exec Phil Spencer saying regarding Eedoo competition as recently as few weeks ago: "I think it's all about who builds the best experiences. I don't think anybody longs to buy a piece of plastic to put under their TV. I think what it's going to be able is who has the best games and experiences for people. I think it's always been about that and should be."