By Hang Lauv
Infinium Labs and Sun Microsystems have announced an agreement to develop an extensive network and infrastructure to stream games for the upcoming Phantom game console. The console which was once considered a hoax is certainly starting to become reality.
“The Game Technologies Group’s understanding of online gaming, along with the broad-based expertise of the company in delivering content and services over networks, makes Sun an ideal partner for us,” said Kevin Bachus, president, Infinium Labs.
Sun’s expertise in delivering content from back-end systems to the user will now become one of our biggest assets. We can focus on offering consumers choice, convenience and ease of use with our PC and Java-based game service.”
“Infinium’s mission is in line with Sun’s goal to leverage the network as a vehicle to make entertainment content, information and services ubiquitous for consumers, and we want to empower the company to make that happen in the video game arena,” said Chris Melissinos, chief gaming officer at Sun Microsystems.
We’re glad Infinium’s direct to consumer model furthers our initiative to help developers using Java technology to distribute and sell their games to a wide audience.”
The Phantom game console will stream games over the internet to play games for a subscription. It is slated to be released in 2005.