Cloud-Based Gaming to Be Launched in South Korea with Support of G-Core Labs and Playkey Platform
Cloud-based gaming platform Playkey is continuing to establish itself as a global leader within the cloud-gaming ecosystem, as the platform has today announced an extension in its partnership with European solution-provider G-Core Labs, as they expand their offering to South Korea.
The gaming market in South Korea is considered as one of the largest pools of entertainment and one of the biggest revenue streams for the country, with 25.5 million people enjoying gaming and the country being sixth in the world, by revenue, in the videogame industry*.
The partnership, which is already established in Europe and CIS, will give a much-needed boost to cloud-gaming in the South Korean market and further cements Playkey as experts within the cloud-gaming sphere. This activity follows an announcement of plans for a decentralised version of a cloud-based gaming platform in Korea, that were first announced in October 2017 following a partnership project with leading South Korean exchange, Coinlink.
“As a result of November’s ICO campaign, we saw great interest in a cloud platform from gamers in South Korea. That’s why launching servers in this country has become one of the key tasks on the roadmap to launching Playkey’s decentralised Peer2Peer platform,” comments Egor Gurjev, Playkey CEO. “We’ve already decided on a launch partner in Korea: European solution-provider G-Core Labs, proven as a trusted, long-time partner based on our experience collaborating in Europe and the CIS.”
The launch of Playkey servers in South Korea is planned for the first half of 2018. Playkey will purchase servers and provide software for future cloud-based gaming in South Korea. G-Core Labs will provide services for hosting servers in data centres and providing bandwidth, as well as configuring, launching, and maintaining equipment.
G-Core Labs General Manager, Andre Reitenbach, said: “We’re delighted to continue partnering with the Playkey team in the South Korean market. Launching the entire infrastructure of a service that works with Korea’s massive gaming audience will be one more opportunity for us to showcase the exemplary technical expertise of G-Core Labs in rolling out complex IT infrastructures.”
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