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KT and Ubitus Officially Launch Cloud Gaming Service on IPTVs in Korea with Blockbuster Titles

2015-05-25 12:51 2554

TAIPEI and SEOUL, South Korea, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubitus Inc., the worldwide cloud gaming leader, and KT Corporation, the largest telecommunication service provider in South Korea, today jointly announced the launch of a new cloud gaming service on a series of KT's IPTV set-top-boxes, which are equipped to play many blockbuster AAA game titles with the latest upgrades.

KT introduced its gaming service, "Wizgame," on IPTV Set-top-boxes earlier this year and has now strengthened its cloud gaming service by working closely together with Ubitus. As of May 21st the firmware of existing KT set-top-boxes has been officially upgraded for millions of users who can now enjoy cloud gaming services. The supported device's coverage is expected to include legacy set-top-boxes and high-end devices such as Smart Web set-top-boxes and UHD set-top-boxes by the end of 2015. At that point, most of KT's millions of STB users will be able to enjoy premium cloud gaming services along with their IPTV subscriptions.

With Ubitus' next-generation cloud gaming technologies ushering in console-grade game performance and experience on KT's set-top-boxes, more AAA game titles from the world's leading game companies are expected to land on KT's cloud gaming platform going forward. Some of the expected games include the "FINAL FANTASY" series by Square Enix, "Lego Marvel Super Heroes" and "Lego Lord of the Rings" from Warner Brothers. AAA titles like these will ensure that the gamers among KT's IPTV subscribers are constantly busy playing with the newest, biggest titles, bringing them endless excitement.

"Ubitus is delighted to announce this milestone cloud gaming service launch with KT in South Korea. The country is a global entertainment center, where people adapt to new trends and help define future gaming behaviors. When Ubitus' technological strengths and global industry connections in cloud gaming meet with KT's dominant position in the IPTV market in South Korea, it will harken a new era of cloud gaming for gamers of all kinds," said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus.

About KT

KT Corporation is a South Korean integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider. KT focuses on the information and communications business, and it has the largest portion of the South Korean local telephone, high-speed Internet and IPTV market. Originally founded in 1981 as a public corporation, KT actively led Korea's transition to the information era and has played a key role in promoting the growth of Korea into a globally recognized IT superpower.

About Ubitus

Ubitus Inc. has the world's leading game virtualization technology and cloud-streaming platform. It strives to provide a more pervasive gaming user experience using top-notch technology, allowing players to play the best games at any time and any place as long as they are connected to the internet. The services are compatible across devices, platforms, and networks. It doesn't matter if the player is using a smart phone, tablet, PC, or smart TV.

As one of the leaders in cloud gaming technology and game streaming services, Ubitus has entered into long-term partnerships with top-notch international game developers, becoming the agent for many classic gaming masterpieces. It has penetrated the Japanese, Korean, US, Hong Kong, and mainland Chinese market. It has liaised with leading telecom service providers, online service providers, and game makers everywhere to provide services to local gamers.

For more information, please visit Ubitus' website: www.ubitus.net

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