Ubitus and KT Corporation, the largest telecommunication service provider in South Korea, announced the launch of cloud gaming service on a series of KT’s IPTV Set-top-boxes equipped to play many blockbuster AAA game titles with the latest upgrades. KT introduced its gaming service “Wizgame” on IPTV Set-top-boxes earlier this year and now strengthened its cloud gaming service in working closely together with Ubitus.
Starting from May 21st, the firmware of existing KT set-top-boxes has been officially upgraded for millions of users, to enjoy cloud gaming service. The supported device coverage is expected to include legacy Set-top-boxes and also include high-end devices such as Smart Web Set-top-boxes and UHD Set-top-boxes within year 2015. By the end of 2015, most of KT’s millions of STB users would be able to enjoy premium cloud gaming services along with their IPTV subscriptions. With Ubitus’ new-generation cloud gaming technologies ushering console-grade game performance and experience on KT’s Set-top-boxes, more AAA game titles from the leading game companies worldwide will be expected to land on KT’s cloud gaming platform going forward. Including “FINAL FANTASY” series by Square Enix, “Lego Marvel Super Heroes“, and “Lego Lord of the Rings“ from Warner Brothers, and a long list of AAA titles will be ready to introduce to KT’s IPTV subscribers to make sure the gamers constantly busy playing with the new big titles, bringing the endless excitement from their game time.
“Ubitus is delighted to announce the milestone of cloud gaming service launch with KT in Korea. Nowadays Korea is one of the global entertainment centers where people adapt to new trends and co-define the future gaming behaviors. When Ubitus’ technological strengthens and global industry connections in cloud gaming meet with KT’s dominant position in the IPTV market of Korea, there will be a new era of cloud gaming in Korea unveiled for gamers of all kinds ” said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus.
KT Corporation is a South Korean integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider. KT focuses on information and communications business, and it has the largest portion of the South Korean local telephone, high-speed Internet and IPTV market. Originally founded in 1981 as a public corporation, KT actively led Korea’s transition to the information era and played a key role in promoting the growth of Korea into a globally recognized IT superpower.
Source: KT Communication