Square Enix announced their new streaming game service, CoreOnline, which will allow you play “ popular, console quality games” on your browser. The support browsers are Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer ”via a combination of Google and Square Enix’s proprietary technology … COREONLINE is easy to use, allowing players to click on a level and start playing instantly, and giving them the ability to start from any part of the game they wish.”
Games will be available for free, though users will have to watch an advertisement prior to playing. Similar to other such streaming services, users may bypass this advertisement system by purchasing levels and games. For instance, to purchase the entirety of Hitman: Blood Money, it’ll set back your Google Wallet a whopping $4.99. The cloud system will also manage saves and accomplishments.
Currently only Hitman: Blood Money, Mini Ninjas, and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light are available via the service, though the press release says that Tomb Raider: Underworld and Gyromancer will be coming to the service this fall.
You can check out CoreOnline’s beta site here.