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Glu Mobile CEO believes Google Glass will revolutionize gaming landscape

Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi believes Google Glass may have a significant impact on the gaming landscape as big as when the first iPhone was released in 2007, he said in an interview with VentureBeat.

"Every five or 10 years, something more revolutionary than evolutionary comes along," de Masi told VentureBeat. "It's been six or seven years since the first iPhone. This could be one of those moments. The next seven years could well be a wearable wave. It could happen as fast or even faster than the smartphone, this PC in your pocket."

In the long term, de Masi believes that Google Glass could also replace the smartphone device and that a drop in price point will drive adoption, "especially when you think about Moore's Law and the reduction of form factors."

"It’s a brand new paradigm for interactivity, so it’s a brand new paradigm for games," he said.

Working with Google in its Google Glass GDK beta program, Glu developed Spellista for the wearable device. Rather than using their hands, players use voice commands and head movements to play the game. The developer is experimenting with sending levels from Glass to Glass, as well as opening the game for user-generated levels.

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