LOS ANGELES, CA - Mar. 8, 2012 - Gaikai Inc., the innovative cloud gaming service, today announces an agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to begin the streaming of The Lord of The Rings Online™ and Dungeons & Dragons Online® to players across North America directly from each game’s own website.
For the first time ever, Gaikai is streaming massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) from the cloud, straight to players without the need for any download or installation. Gamers can try The Lord of the Rings Online now, with Dungeons & Dragons Online to follow soon, developed by Turbine, which is wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, via a simple one-step registration process that will provide them instant access to try the full version of the award-winning, free-to-play massively multiplayer experiences.
“MMOs have always been one of the key genres that we’ve wanted to deliver via the cloud - never before has it been possible to play MMOs in this way,” said Robert Stevenson, EVP at Gaikai. “And we couldn’t be more pleased to showcase Gaikai’s technology by streaming Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online, which are both fantastic multiplayer gaming experiences with legions of loyal fans.”
“Gaikai's game streaming service will make it easier than ever for new players to start their epic adventures in our immersive online worlds,” said Craig Alexander, Vice President of Product Development, Turbine. “Anyone wishing to try these popular MMOs can now instantly launch the games inside their web browser completely eliminating any download wait times.”
The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online are two of the best and most popular premium free-to-play games on the market today. These award-winning games feature an innovative hybrid pricing model that allows players to play for free, purchase elements a la carte from the in-game store, or subscribe to get VIP access to the game’s content.
Gaikai has spent three years building the fastest interactive cloud gaming network in the world, instantly capable of delivering cutting-edge games without the need for any custom hardware or software. Coupled with relationships with the top video game and platform partners around the world, Gaikai is capable of delivering a broad catalog of the world’s most exciting games of every genre straight to consumers on any Internet connected device, from web browsers and PCs to IP-enabled televisions.
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