Cloud gaming has been in the news quite a lot recently, with Sony acquiring Gaikai and financial woes meaning OnLive had to be rebooted as a company. There is clearly a future in streaming video games, but perhaps it’ll be down to individual publishers rather than a third-party.
Square Enix seems to think so, and, according to BBC News, it has launched its own streaming games service in beta to test the water. It’s called Core Online, and it brings classic Square Enix titles to your Web browser.
At launch there are just two titles available: Mini Ninjas and Hitman: Blood Money, with Lara Croft and The Guardian Of Light promised to be on its way. So, no Final Fantasy titles as yet, unsurprisingly.
Gamers can play for a limited time before they’re prompted to either pay to continue playing or shown a video advertisement in exchange for more time. Which seems to be a fair deal. You can try out Core Online for yourself now.