Thursday, 17 January 2013

Cloud Gaming Provider G-cluster Partnered with Warner Bros. - LEGO Batman and LEGO Harry Potter Titles Available First

Cloud gaming provider G-cluster partnered with Warner Bros. and has initially launched four Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment premium games on its cloud gaming platform.

The four Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment games that have first launched to G-cluster's European operator customers are LEGO Batman: The Videogame, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The games are initially available via IPTV, with versions for Windows PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones to follow.

With these new additions, the G-cluster games catalog now totals more than 105 live titles and 200 licensed games from 30 game studios.

“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment offers some of the most recognizable characters in today’s gaming culture. By adding titles, such as the LEGO games, G‐cluster is able to expand the desirability of the cloud gaming service for our operators and distributors in Europe, United States and Japan and help increase their revenues,” said Sevan Kessissian, Senior Vice President of content and strategy at G-cluster.

Founded in 2000, the Tokyo, Japan based G-cluster was the first cloud gaming platform to be operational on a large scale worldwide and is currently one of the largest cloud gaming platforms worldwide with more than eight million customers. They have already partnered with France-based games publisher Ubisoft and more recently with Disney. G-cluster is already well-established in France as they have launched cloud gaming services for customers of the French telecom carriers Orange and SFR. They've recently also partnered with NVIDIA and will use the NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming servers in their data centers.

In October of last year OnLive had to remove all Warner Bros. games from their marketplace and PlayPack becuase Warner requested it after OnLive had huge problems staying afloat. Looks like Warner Bros. hasn't given up on cloud gaming after they got burned with OnLive.

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