Celcom introduces cloud gaming service
By Digital News Asia January 25, 2022
- Uses GPU Edge technology and operator networks to process data
- More than 400 premium cloud games at RM40 per month
Celcom Axiata Bhd is roaring into the Year of the Tiger with the launch of Malaysia’s first-ever cloud gaming service, elevating Malaysian gamers’ experience to the next level.
In partnership with Radian Arc and Blacknut, customers can enjoy more than 400 premium cloud game titles across any platform or devices at only RM40 per month, without having to download huge software or purchase expensive hardware, the telco said in a statement.
Radian Arc and Blacknut cloud gaming solution uses GPU Edge technology and operator networks to process data as close to the end user as possible, Celcom said.
While competing cloud gaming platforms must accommodate different network requirements of each players’ service providers, Radian Arc and Blacknut can deliver consistent, high-quality entertainment to any customer, Celcom claimed.
T. Kugan (pic) chief emerging business officer of Celcom, said the company’s collaboration with Blacknut will elevate the accessibility of gaming experience to every Malaysian, regardless of their age and gaming skills.
“Celcom’s latest affordable add-on enables consumers who are ardent gamers to jump on the gaming bandwagon and enjoy the latest online games at their own convenience.
“We also want to enable our customers to enjoy premium Cloud Gaming technology on Celcom’s consistent 4G network and fibre connectivity.
“The launch of our latest offering is timely as Malaysia takes significant steps toward implementing 5G, which will provide faster networks to deliver top-notch cloud gaming experience and unlock endless possibilities within the gaming industry,” said Kugan.
Olivier Avaro, CEO of Blacknut, said the new partnership with Celcom in Malaysia marks a milestone for the company and confirms its leadership position in the Southeast region.
“Blacknut has quickly become the referent cloud gaming solution for telcos, thanks to our unique extensive catalog offering and the fastest go to market without infrastructure investment from our partners. We’re absolutely delighted to join forces with Celcom with this first ever cloud gaming launch in the country,” said Olivier.
By leveraging on cloud technology and supported by Celcom’s widest 4G LTE and fibre network, customers can easily enjoy unlimited access to stream and play their favourite games right away.
Through Celcom MAX customers can relish in the ultimate gaming experience with high-speed internet of up to 500Mbps and unlimited home fibre internet.
For a limited time only, Celcom is also offering new and existing Celcom MAX customers, a free one-month trial access to Blacknut cloud gaming services.
The Blacknut cloud game service is compatible with most Android devices and ready for PCs, Mac computers, Android and iOS smartphones, with more connectable accessories to be available soon.
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