If rumors are to be believed, the code of iOS 4.3 Beta contains a possible gaming and controller option for the Apple TV. According to the rumors, Apple TV could possibly have gaming features on the new iOS 4.3 Beta. Engadget website has been tipped about the possible presence of online gaming support on iOS 4.3 Beta. “Several references have been found pertaining to “ATVGames” and “ATVThunder” that point to a controller of some sort, leaderboards (think Game Center), a way to schedule games (multiplayer?), and a store front (think App Store, iTunes),” the report noted.
There also exist two strings – play.archive.thunder and com.apple.appletv.play.live.thunder which possibly are to enable the online streaming of the games on to the Apple TV and also provide archiving support that would enable offline play.
If this rumor were to be true, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft – beware.