Gameloft releasing HD titles for Freebox Revolution
Partnership marks first for set-top boxes, but currently only planned for France
GameLoft has revealed a partnership which will see it release high-definition games for the Freebox V6 Revolution set-top box - making it the first company to have HD games available via a set-top box service.
The partnership with French ISP Free, creators of the Freebox Revolution, will see GameLoft titles such as N.O.V.A. and UNO hit the box, which is currently only available in France. The box comes complete with Wi-Fi, a 250GB hard drive with a gyroscopic remote, as well as a free controller to encourage users to download more games, Yahoo reports.
"We are pleased to be partnered with Free, who similar to our approach, understand how to anticipate technological advances to offer interesting products and services that meet the criteria of easy access, high appeal and quality expected by the consumer", said Michel Guillemot, president of GameLoft.
"The new Freebox is the most powerful triple-play box to date. Housing the latest Intel processor, the Atom CE4100, it allows the development of games in high definition, never seen on the market before. We are confidant that this new generation of games available on the new Freebox will be quickly adopted by the general public".
Games for the service will be priced between €4.99 and €6.99, with more GameLoft titles dues soon after release.