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Yahoo Japan launches HTML5 and cloud-based browser games platform Game Plus

Yahoo Japan launches HTML5 and cloud-based browser games platform Game Plus

Yahoo Japan has launched its own HTML5 and cloud-gaming portal for mobile and PC under the name Game Plus.

As reported by Japan Times, the portal allows mobile gamers to play both F2P and premium HTML5 games directly from their phone's browser. Bigger games can also be played through cloud servers, though it's unclear if console titles such as Final Fantasy XIII are available on mobile devices.

52 developers and publishers have already signed up to offer their games on the service, including Square Enix and Koei Tecmo. The service launched with 39 games, including a new strategy RPG called Antique Carnivale from Square Enix.

Play anywhere

"Cloud streaming means you no longer need a console," said Gaku Sudo, head of Yahoo Japan’s Game Plus service.

"As long as you have a smartphone or even a PC with low specs, you can use our service through multiple devices."

Yahoo Japan isn't the only Japanese company to launch its own HTML5 portal this year. Rakuten partnered with developer Blackstorm to launch its own browser-based gaming platform, RGames, in April 2017.


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