Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Square Enix Wants You to Stream Final Fantasy - Gamers Source

Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. More details emerge for WB Play and Square Enix is creating a streaming service of it's own to stream to mobile phones. So, without further ado, the news: 

  • WB Play Looks to Integrate Social to Gaming - More details about WB Play have been revealed today. The service is being titled as a 'game publisher platform' and will work on mobile, console and PC platforms. The service looks to integrate social features, such as big data, leaders boards, matchmaking, authentication and chat, amongst other things.

    It's interesting to not that this system is branching out for the three major platforms rather than focusing on one, like Steam and EA Access. Overall, it's shaping up to be a similar service, but we wont be able to make any real judgement calls until more details (and an official announcement) until we can say for sure.
  • Final Fantasy Will Soon Be At Your Fingertips - Square Enix is set to release a mobile streaming service that will allow gamers to play larger titles like Final Fantasy XIII. Releasing soon in Japan on October 9th, players will be able to stream Final Fantasy VII and Seasons of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders as well as Final Fantasy XIII. Players will get a 30 minute free trial and will be able to play on both iOS and Android phones. The price plans vary on days to stream, from 13 days, 10 days, 30 days and a year.

    This is no surprise, as the Japanese market for console gaming has shrank considerably as mobile platforms seem to grow. Streaming is a tough sell for any country, though Japan would probably be a good bet to start with, as the infrastructure is much more developed for the square footage. It'll take time, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this take off in the Land of the Rising Sun.
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