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E3 2012: Tera becomes the third MMO to be offered on the Gaikai cloud streaming service

by: Russell -
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So far, my Tera experience has been...well, kind of hectic to say the least.  I try to play when I have a chance, and lately it's been a lot of lag.  However, gamers will soon have a new way to play Tera: via the Gaikai could streaming service.  Gaikai has currently put up a timed demo at tera.enmasse.com/demo that requires no downloads or installations.  I haven't tried it yet, and I'm not sure if I can use the login/character I already have (since it's a demo, I highly doubt it), but I'll have to give it a shot to see how it plays.  I'll include it in my next journal, which should be tomorrow.
En Masse Entertainment brings its action-packed, graphically beautiful game, TERA, to Gaikai’s Cloud Gaming Service so gamers around the world can experience it instantly

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jun. 4, 2012 - Gaikai Inc., the innovative cloud gaming service, today announced that En Masse Entertainment’s award-winning massively multiplayer online game, TERA, is now available to stream on tera.enmasse.com/demo and across Gaikai’s cloud streaming network. Using Gaikai, gamers can instantly experience the action combat MMO in a timed demo that requires no downloads or installations.

TERA, which launched in North America and Europe on May 1st, is a new breed of massively multiplayer online game, offering the addictive gratification of constant action in a vast, beautifully crafted, fantasy world. The game takes the fight to traditional MMOs with enhanced aiming, dodging, and tactical timing that results in intense and rewarding combat. An introductory demo of the entire, award-winning world of TERA will now be available to new fans free of charge through Gaikai’s cloud gaming service.

“What better way to build a world-class gaming service like Gaikai than to offer world-class games like TERA,” said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai. “The award-winning combat and the breathtaking graphics in TERA are just the type of unique gaming experiences that will grow the video game industry.”

“Gaikai’s powerful cloud streaming service gives players a chance to enter the action combat world of TERA almost instantly,” said Chris Lee, Vice President of Publishing at En Masse Entertainment. “Within seconds of accessing TERA through Gaikai, players will be immersed in the skill-based combat of a true action MMO where they will experience the depth of a traditional MMO alongside the visceral satisfaction of an action game.”

En Masse Entertainment is dedicated to building and publishing games that meet the highest industry standards; games made by gamers for gamers; games that reflect both passion and fun. With TERA, that dedication plays out as players battle their way through a beautiful yet dangerous fantasy world. Players actively aim, dodge, and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player skill and position as well as stats. The immediacy of Gaikai’s service will throw players instantly into the action, pitting them against ravaging armies who threaten to destroy the very gods who hold the world together.

Gaikai has spent over three years designing and building the fastest cloud-based streaming service in the world, instantly capable of delivering cutting-edge games without the need for any extra custom hardware or software. Coupled with relationships with the top video game and development partners around the world, Gaikai is capable of delivering a broad catalog of the world’s most exciting games straight to consumers across the web, including social networks like Facebook, or on any Internet-connected device, including televisions, set-top boxes and tablets.