Looking to take browser-based gaming to the next level, Square Enix has revealed their new CoreOnline technology service. According to SE, the Hapti.co studio-developed tech “allows users to easily play popular, console quality games on the web.” The company went on to state that the service allows players to instantly start a game at any point, and is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
Similar to pre-merger GameTap, games are playable for free through ad-supported play or ad-free with the purchase of levels or the entire game. Supported titles currently include Hitman: Blood Money and Mini Ninjas, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light slated to launch in October. Saves, achievements, and other items are stored in the cloud and accessed from the browser.
Upcoming titles include Square Enix Japan’s Gyromancer and another Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider: Underworld. More are in the works but will be announced at a later date.
Official Site: CoreOnline.com