|By Business Wire||
|August 19, 2013 12:01 AM EDT||
CiiNOW, Inc., a leader in Cloud Gaming technology and branded gaming platforms, today announced an agreement with Metaboli to design and launch a commercially viable Cloud Gaming service on Metaboli.de in Germany. The streamed video games offering will be available to customers via a Metaboli-branded HDMI stick connected to users’ smart TVs. The service will launch with a selection of new and popular titles including, LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, MotoGP™13 from Milestone, Tropico 4 from Kalyspo Media, and ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif from Nordic Games, and will be available to the German public later this year. Consumers can preview the service elements and interface in the CiiNOW demo area within the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) exhibit booth #B080 at gamescom, August 21-25 in Cologne, Germany.
Metaboli Games on Demand screen shot (Photo: Business Wire)
Similar to the partnership announced in January between CiiNOW and Metaboli’s GameTap Club in France, the proposed German service will leverage CiiNOW’s streaming technology and will be offered as a member subscription service featuring a variety of content and specialty services. Key to the selection of CiiNOW as Metaboli’s Cloud Gaming technology partner was the company’s proven conquest over latency during gameplay. With CiiNOW’s proprietary technology, Cumulus, the latency experienced playing games is significantly less than that of consoles and other Cloud Gaming services.
“Nearly one out of every three people in Germany play video games, and those folks have a lot to be excited about today,” said Ron Haberman, CiiNOW, Inc. CEO and Co-Founder. “The combination of CiiNOW’s proven streaming technology, coupled with select quality games from Metaboli’s robust games catalogue, means German customers will soon be playing the best titles on their favorite screened device. We encourage anyone attending gamescom this week to visit the AMD booth and see a glimpse of what we will be offering Metaboli customers in Germany soon.”
“With our vast selection of great games, and CiiNOW’s best-in-class technology, gamers in Germany will soon experience instant console-class gaming directly to their TV,” said Pierre Forest, CEO of Metaboli. “We are eager to work with CiiNOW on customizing the most compelling offering for customers in this market.”
About CiiNOW, Inc.
CiiNOW, Inc. leverages Cloud technology and innovation to deliver an instant, high quality gaming experience across screened devices. The company's patent-pending hardware and server management technology are architected to maximize virtualized data center environments to deliver video games through PCs, Macs, set-top boxes, tablets, smart TVs, and mobile devices. The CiiNOW platform, Cumulus, moves beyond the world of software upgrades and hardware constraints, and enables service providers and game developers to capitalize on the lucrative gaming market as it transitions from physical media to pure digital distribution. CiiNOW, Inc. has announced partnerships with companies such as GAME, Metaboli, and kt media hub, and currently offers Cloud Gaming services to customers in the US, South Korea, and France. CiiNOW, Inc. is funded by Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, Foundation Capital, and AMD Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.ciinow.com.
Metaboli is Europe’s leading distributor of video games for download. With a network of key partners sites like Orange, SFR, Fnac, T-online, Mediamarkt, Saturn, or Best Buy, Metaboli uniquely provides both a Games on Demand subscription based service and a Download to Own, outright purchase, platform. Metaboli’s service is also available on www.metaboli.com, www.metaboli.fr (France), www.metaboli.co.uk (United Kingdom), www.metaboli.de (Germany), www.metaboli.it (Italy), http://fr.gamesplanet.com/ (France), http://uk.gamesplanet.com/ (United Kingdom), http://de.gamesplanet.com/ (Germany), http://it.gamesplanet.com/ (Italy), and www.gametap.com (NA).