Japanese publisher Square Enix has announced Project FLARE, a cloud gaming technology platform for game developers and distributors, created in collaboration with French publisher Ubisoft and other partners worldwide.
“We are convinced that our Project FLARE will open the door for a new era in gaming,” said Square Enix board chairman Yoichi Wada. “In the game industry, revolutions in both technology and business models have evolved content, and growth has come from the new game experiences born of that content. In recent years, growth has been driven entirely by business models such as F2P. Finally, the technological breakthrough has arrived.”
Ubisoft is providing the company’s Arcus technology framework and resources from Ubisoft Quebec game studio to develop a consumer platform utilising Project FLARE cloud gaming architecture.
“Ubisoft and Square Enix share a similar vision for how cloud gaming will drive our industry forward,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. “The technical advances made by Square Enix and Ubisoft’s growing expertise in cloud computing infrastructure will eventually help us deliver gaming experiences that are more accessible and immersive than anything available today.”