Saturday, 20 October 2012

G-cluster is Getting Games from Disney as Part of a New Partnership

Cloud gaming service G-cluster and Mickey Mouse based media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company announced in September that they are partnering to bring many of Disney Interactive Studios' popular games to the G-cluster cloud gaming platform, including Toy Story 3, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, Alice in Wonderland and Split/Second. This isn't the first cloud gaming partnership for Disney Interactive Studios as they have previously partnered with OnLive and games like LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game and Split/Second are already a part of the OnLive cloud gaming service in the US.

As G-cluster has partnered with the Disney Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) arm of The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Interactive Studios games are first available in France and will later also launch via G-cluster services in other countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as G-cluster expands its partnerships across the region. Seeing that Disney Interactive Studios is listed as a partner for the G-cluster Wi-Fi cloud gaming console that will launch in Japan in the Spring of 2013, games from Disney Interactive Studios could well be available in other regions where G-cluster will spread to, like on OnLive's home turf the US. No wonder that the Disney Interactive Studios games are first available in France as Disney has a heavy presence in France with Disneyland Paris, G-cluster is already well-established in the country and has in the past also partnered with France-based games publisher Ubisoft.

Matt Carroll, commercial director, Disney Interactive, The Walt Disney Company EMEA said: "As we, and the wider industry, move towards further integration of content, across gaming and filmed entertainment, we're pleased to be launching a selection of games for the whole family on G-cluster, first in France and in other territories in the future."

“We are delighted to have Disney joining the G-cluster platform and supporting our efforts towards building the largest cloud gaming platform in the world with Operators. Disney has great brands that will fit our target audience perfectly,” added Sevan Kessissian, vice president of content and strategy at G-cluster.

G-cluster provides a white-label cloud-based video gaming service using its patented G-cluster technology - the first of its kind to be operational on a large scale. The technology allows interactive content requiring low latency, such as high-end video games and full-length DVD films, to be distributed to a wide range of devices. G-cluster has partnerships with more than 30 game studios and more than 90 games are commercially live today on its platform.

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