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Gameloft partners with AIS Thailand to launch the first Cloud Gaming Service in Thailand powered by Blacknut

This partnership allows the million AIS users to access a wide range of cross-platform games streamed from the Cloud

 

Paris, December 8, 2020 Gameloft Business Solutions,  leader in gaming solutions for carriers and manufacturers has partnered with AIS, Thailand's largest mobile operator, to launch Blacknut by Gameloft, a new cloud gaming subscription service. Leveraging on Blacknuts game streaming technology, the carriers new offer gives unlimited access to a new range of cross-platform games streamed from the Cloud.  The games can be played on any smartphone, PC or smart TV, with high quality game experience and reduced latency. The catalogue includes over 400 games including Asphalt 9: Legends, Gamelofts latest installment of the world's most downloaded and multi-awarded mobile racing game franchise, as well as games from other renowned publishers. The games catalog will be enriched every month.

 

With a games industry worth $288 million a year*, Thailand is home to millions of gamers who can now experience cloud gaming for the first time thanks to AIS Telecoms new 5G network.

 

The new Blacknut by Gameloftservice leverages Gamelofts twenty years of expertise in developing gaming services for more than 300 carriers in the world. Thanks to Gamelofts offer and the technology provided by Blacknut, carriers and device manufacturers alike can launch their fully customizable branded cloud gaming services with turnkey billing interface and comprehensive data performance analytics.

 

The gaming and eSports industry in Thailand is still highly popular with plenty of room for further growth. AIS, as the gaming and eSports leader in Thailand, is determined to level up the gaming and eSports industry to power the country’s digital economy. At latest, we have partnered with Gameloft Business Solutions, a global leader of gaming solutions, to upgrade the gaming experience in a new format for Thai people, with the AIS 5G Cloud Game service on the Blacknut by Gameloft app. This leverages the power of 5G network innovation and allows gamers to play PC and console games on their telephones with no need to download to the phone, and with no limit to the phone’s spec. This helps Thai gamers to access more PC and console game experience, while differentiating  AIS’ gaming services, said Alistair David Johnston, Managing Director - New Business at AIS.

 

We are convinced that ads-free subscription services and streaming offers are the next steps in the evolution of the video game industry, providing a unique new way to access and enjoy video games with all that 5G has to offerexplained Florent Vallauri, Managing Director SEA Pacific & Indian Subcontinent at Gameloft. This partnership aligns with our philosophy to provide games to everyone, regardless of their location and device.”

 

"Blacknut has been streaming games since 2018, a true pioneer in the market. Our leading cloud gaming platform enables our partners to quickly launch new streaming games services, as well as serving gamers in 33 countries.” explains Olivier Avaro, CEO of Blacknut. "Thanks to Gameloft's expertise and international presence, we are launching the service in Thailand and we will continue to work together to welcome many more players around the world.” 

 

Blacknut By Gameloft for AIS in Thailand is live since 1st of October 2020. For further information, please visit AIS website    

*Source: Statista.com

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About AIS

Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited or AIS, the no. 1 leader in Digital Life Service Provider, which has the most spectrum for service, total 1450 MHz, and has the most amount of users over 40.9 million subscribers (as of September 2020). AIS is ready to drive Thailand with innovation from 5G technology, which currently covering 77 provinces as the first service provider by 3 businesses such as Mobile phone service, High-speed internet service under the brand of AIS Fibre, and digital services in 5 domains, including video, cloud, digital payment, Internet of Things (IoT), and services with partners, as well as expanding into new business groups like AIS eSports services, and AIS Insurance. All of this, to support the strength of the digital infrastructure of the country, including increasing the capacity of the industrial sector and improving the quality of life for Thais at the same time, which in line with the spirit of AIS as a Digital Life Service Provider, which is ready to bring digital services to enhance the quality of life for Thais.

 

About Gameloft Distribution Solutions

With the largest gaming catalogue of hundreds of games, Gameloft Distribution Solutions provides customized gaming packages and subscription-based offers with carrier-billing solutions in 120 countries around the world. Gameloft provides games for everyone, covering all channels with global distribution partners such as Vodafone, Orange, Movistar, Telenor, Axiata, and Singtel as well as preloaded solutions with global partners such as LG, Samsung, and Huawei. Gameloft Distribution Solutions' global carrier solutions are designed to perform on smartphones, tablets, feature phones (Native, Java, MRE), TVs and STBS with try & buy, freemium, and subscription monetization models.

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About Blacknut

Blacknut is the world's leading pure player cloud gaming service dedicated to the general public, distributed both direct to consumers and B2B through ISPs, device manufacturers, OTT services & Media companies. Blacknut offers the largest catalogue of premium games with 400+ titles carefully selected for the whole family, all included in a monthly subscription. The service is now available across Europe, Asia & North America on a wide range of devices, including mobiles, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs. Blacknut was founded in 2016 by Olivier Avaro (CEO) and is headquartered in Rennes, France, with offices in Paris, Seoul and San Francisco.