Square Enix has launched a new browser-based gaming service called CoreOnline. Currently, this Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer supported service features Hitman: Blood Money and Mini Ninjas, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Tomb Raider: Underworld promised soon.
“Square Enix is at the forefront of experimentation of new business and services models in the game industry,” said CEO Yoichi Wada. “Through our CoreOnline technology service, users can access our content easily through the browser.”
Games are divided into chapters and players can watch ads during breaks between chapters or pay a small fee. Save data is all stored in the cloud, allowing players to pick up their progress at any point and continue.