Sq. Enix Launches A Cloud-Powered Remaining Fantasy XIII For iOS And Android In Japan

Square Enix Launches A Cloud-Powered Final Fantasy XIII For iOS And Android In Japan

It appears Last Fantasy writer Sq. Enix is experimenting with bringing its AAA console video games to cellular, as the corporate has launched a model of Ultimate Fantasy XIII (in Japan) for iOS and Android that runs within the cloud and streams to your telephone or pill.

The sport is delivered as a free, tiny (~20 MB) app, and the complete recreation is streamed from G-Cluster servers to your gadget as a video. To accommodate the sport’s controls (which have been initially constructed for PlayStation three and Xbox 360 controllers), the display is surrounded by giant contact targets that match up with most buttons that might usually be obtainable.

Should you occur to reside in Japan and have a reference to obtain speeds above three MB/s, you possibly can play the sport for half-hour at no cost. After that demo interval, the worth goes as much as 2,000 yen, roughly in keeping with the $15.ninety nine Sq. Enix costs for Last Fantasy VI on cellular.

One imagines that Sony is watching this launch somewhat intently. The corporate’s PlayStation Now service enables you to stream PlayStation three video games (together with Ultimate Fantasy XIII) from the cloud to sure Sony telephones, TVs, and PlayStation consoles, however as Sony transitions out of the cellular enterprise to concentrate on PlayStation, media, and sensors, it appears possible that we’ll see the service make the bounce to iOS and Android extra broadly.