Square Enix will be making a game streaming service available to the Japanese market. Unlike most other services of this type, it will be only be made on smartphones and tablets through the Dive In app. Users will also only be allowed to rent games for a limited time, instead of buying it outright. The service starts with Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 13, and Murdered: Soul Suspect.
Game streaming services are a new experiment being conducted by the industry, and it appears that Square Enix is testing the waters with allowing users to access triple A titles from their mobile devices. Of course, the devices used won’t have the processing power to actually run the games, which is an indication that this service will operate in a manner similar to PlayStation Now.
The pricing for the playtime plans are not too expensive, with prices starting at 200 Yen (RM6) for three days of access. Considering that each game will also be accompanied by a free 30 minute trial, it isn’t too bad at all. Square Enix’s new service launches in November and we can only hope that this service gets expanded outside Japan.