Korea will soon be experiencing TV-based cloud gaming, when company Playcast and Korean cable operator CJ Hellovision team up to launch a cloud gaming service for cable TV subscribers.
Users will get to play recent PS3 and Xbox 360 console titles from their TV through their existing set-top boxes. While the companies haven’t listed specific titles ready for its launch, the list of publishers involved in the cloud gaming service include Capcom, Sega, Activision, THQ, Data Design Interactive, Codemasters, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, Disney Interactive Studios, Blitz Games, Atari, and Strategy First.
Playcast Media CEO Guy de Beer said that the reason the companies were doing this is because the country is one of the largest consumers of video games in the world with no real console presence.
Playcast and CJ Hellovision have yet to announce a release date for the service, as well as details on its monthly subscription package.