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CiiNOW, Inc. annonce un partenariat avec Metaboli

CiiNOW, Inc., chef de file en matière de technologie de cloud gaming et de plate-formes de jeux labellisées, a annoncé aujourd'hui un partenariat stratégique avec Metaboli, principal distributeur européen de jeux vidéo à télécharger, afin de permettre le streaming instantané de contenu de jeux de qualité aux membres de Metaboli. En mettant à profit « Cumulus », la technologie CiiNOW de streaming de jeux vidéo exclusive, Metaboli peut désormais offrir à ses clients un accès immédiat à une bibliothèque de titres dignes de consoles et allant plus loin que le PC avec l'inclusion des Macs, boitiers décodeurs, tablettes, téléviseurs Smart TV et appareils mobiles. Pour ainsi dire, n'importe quel appareil doté d'un écran et de la technologie dans le nuage de CiiNOW pourra recevoir les jeux, permettant aux passionnés de jouer à tout moment, sans devoir attendre le téléchargement ou l'installation de logiciel. Ce service commun débutera en France au premier trimestre 2013 avec une sélection de jeux et sous la marque Metaboli « GameTap Club », avant de s'étendre à d'autres pays plus tard dans l'année.

« La plate-forme de technologie CiiNOW Cumulus transporte l'industrie du jeu au-delà de l'ère des téléchargements encombrants et des mises à jour de logiciel coûteuses, pour offrir aux joueurs une expérience sensationnelle », a déclaré Ron Haberman, président-directeur général de CiiNOW, Inc. « Tout comme nous, Metaboli considère le cloud gaming comme la voie du futur, et nous sommes très heureux d'être en symbiose dans notre mission commune qui est d'offrir l'expérience de jeu la meilleure et la plus immersive à sa vaste base d'abonnés ».

Mettant à profit la technologie de streaming de CiiNOW, le GameTap Club de Metaboli sera proposé aux membres sous forme d'un service d'abonnement caractérisé par un contenu varié et des services spécialisés dont l'accès illimité à un catalogue de jeux à télécharger ou à lancer immédiatement, d'importantes réductions permanentes sur toutes les nouvelles versions et un programme de « cashback » pour les membres souhaitant acheter des ordinateurs, tablettes, consoles ou accessoires.

« Nous croyons fermement que les jeux vidéo, à l'instar de la musique et des films, peuvent être distribués de façon à offrir une expérience de jeu encore plus riche et plus stimulante que ce qui est proposé aujourd'hui », a indiqué Pierre Forest, directeur général de Metaboli. « En combinant notre catalogue de jeux avec la technologie de cloud gaming évolutive et adaptable à chaque marque de CiiNOW, nous pouvons désormais proposer aux éditeurs de jeux et prestataires de services des offres de service exceptionnelles qui ne sont pas limitées à un seul type de jeu, un seul modèle commercial ou un seul appareil ».

À propos de CiiNOW, Inc.

CiiNOW, Inc. utilise la technologie et l'innovation dans le nuage pour fournir une expérience de jeu instantanée et de haute qualité sur tous les appareils à écran. Le matériel informatique en instance de brevet de la société et sa technologie de gestion de serveur sont conçus pour maximiser les environnements de centres de données virtualisés afin de fournir des jeux à travers les ordinateurs PC, Mac, boitiers décodeurs, tablettes et appareils mobiles. La plateforme CiiNOW, appelée « Cumulus », va au-delà du monde des mises à jour de logiciels et des contraintes de matériel ; elle permet aux prestataires de service et aux développeurs de jeux de capitaliser sur le marché lucratif des jeux vidéo, à l'heure où il fait la transition entre le média physique et la distribution numérique pure. La société CiiNOW, Inc., dont le siège social se trouve à Mountain View en Californie, est financée par Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, Foundation Capital et AMD Ventures Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter le site http://www.ciinow.com.

À propos de Metaboli

Metaboli est le principal distributeur européen de jeux vidéo à télécharger. Avec son réseau de sites partenaires clés tels qu'Orange, SFR, la Fnac, T-online, Mediamarkt, Saturn ou encore Best Buy, Metaboli fournit à la fois un service de jeu à la demande sur abonnement et une plateforme de téléchargement avec achat à l'unité. Les services Metaboli sont aussi disponibles sur www.metaboli.com, www.metaboli.fr (France), www.metaboli.co.uk (Royaume-Uni), www.metaboli.de (Allemagne), www.metaboli.it (Italie), http://fr.gamesplanet.com/ (France) ; http://uk.gamesplanet.com/ (Royaume-Uni), http://de.gamesplanet.com/ (Allemagne) ; http://it.gamesplanet.com/ (Italie) et www.gametap.com (Amérique du Nord).

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