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G-cluster Global, Orange Group Strike Cloud Gaming Partnership

Beginning October 11, Orange broadband customers will experience a seamless and easy-to-access top quality video gaming experience directly on their TV.

The Orange cloud gaming service powered by G-cluster offers to Orange customers a gaming solution free of any old generation hardware concerns and allows them to easily access and play a wide catalogue of video games directly on TV.

With a catalogue of about 100 video games at launch, the Orange cloud gaming service provides valuable gaming content for the whole family! This innovative gaming solution provides many benefits for the end user: simplicity of access and use, attractive prices, a diversified and wide catalogue of games.

G-cluster has been rendering cloud gaming service since 2010. The launch of the Orange cloud gaming service reinforces G-cluster’s position as the leading cloud gaming platform in Europe.

As with video on demand, the end user can access games directly and quickly without the need to download content or purchase any new physical devices. To play, just use the remote controller or a gamepad (any USB gamepad or the one recommended by Orange). The end user can play alone, with other players in the same room or remotely with other Orange TV customers who have subscribed.

Orange offers a new model of usage for interactive content to its new TV users with an attractive price point. End users will be able to enjoy a diversified catalogue of games thanks to unlimited and no commitment monthly subscription packs or with 24h, 48h or 1 week rental offers. A free try-before-you-buy offer is available for all the games in the catalogue.

– Discovery pass: 5€/month for unlimited access to 50 top casual games

– Premium pass: 10€/month for access to premium console games on top of the entire catalogue of casual games

– Rentals: 24h, 48h or weekly rentals of games at affordable prices

Orange and G-cluster have partnered with top leading casual and premium publishers such as Disney, Ubisoft, Playrix, MumboJumbo and Alawar to provide a fun and entertaining experience to all the household members.

The Orange games on demand service will offer games for anyone in the family: action and air fighting games like H.A.W.X® 2 from Ubisoft and kids’ games like Toy Story 3 from Disney. Pixar.

Erik Piehl, president of G-cluster Global says, “G-cluster is very happy to provide its white-label cloud gaming service to Orange, the largest IPTV provider in Europe. This further expands G-cluster’s lead as the largest scale TV cloud gaming provider.”

Jean-François Rodriguez, VP Games and social media at Orange says, “Orange and G-Cluster have built a strong partnership to offer a new gaming experience by leveraging on Orange high speed broadband network and G-Cluster cloud gaming technology. After Video on Demand, streaming music, Orange customers will now enjoy games on demand service.”

G-cluster Global, Ubisoft Partner on Cloud Gaming in France

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Today, G-cluster and Ubisoft announced they are partnering to bring many of Ubisoft’s popular games to the G-cluster platform, including Assassin’s Creed 2, Beyond Good and Evil, Prince of Persia the Forgotten Sands, Rabbids Go Home and Tom Clancy’s Hawx 2.

Starting this week, the Ubisoft games will be available on the G-cluster platform for customers of the French carrier SFR. In October, 2010, G-cluster launched a white label Cloud Gaming service in partnership with SFR, and the service is currently available to 3.1 million households on TV, and is also available on PC and Mac. Ubisoft’s games will be available in the form of rentals, purchases and subscriptions, and the company expects to bring more of its high-definition titles to the G-cluster platform in the near future.

“Ubisoft has always been at the forefront of new technological trends, and this partnership with G-cluster further extends our leadership in delivering games to customers on any platform they choose, including the cloud,” said Geoffroy Sardin, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Ubisoft. “G-cluster’s platform delivers proven quality of service, relationships with carriers, and profitability, and this collaboration will allow millions of new users to seamlessly access Ubisoft’s catalogue of AAA titles.”

G-cluster provides a white-label cloud-based video gaming service using its patented G-cluster technology – the first of its kind to be operational on large scale. The technology allows interactive content requiring low latency, such as high-end video games and full-length DVD films, to be distributed to a wide range of devices. G-cluster has partnerships with more than 30 game studios and more than 90 games are commercially live today on its platform.

“Having this partnership with Ubisoft validates G-cluster as a leading platform in cloud gaming and will allow the discovery of the unique Ubisoft IPs to an entirely new audience”. Said Sevan Kessissian, Vice President of Content and Strategy at G-cluster. “This will be the first time that AAA games are made available in the cloud in the competitive French market.”