Dragon Quest 10 going mobile in Japan with cloud-streaming service
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 30, 2013 9:30AM PDT
Square Enix has been slow to announce plans to bring Dragon Quest 10 to North America. Regardless, the company is expanding the game to more platforms in Japan, through a partnership that will bring it to mobile devices.
Square Enix announced a partnership with Ubitus today, which will see DQ10 coming to tablets and smartphones using Ubitus' "GameCloud" tech. It will stream the game, and use overlaid touch screen commands or optional controllers for the input. The cloud capabilities will allow it to share account info with the other versions, so players can take it on the go. These plans only include Japan right now, but considering the executive producer has said he plans a US release, a localized launch is possible.
"Ubitus is thrilled to join force with Square Enix to bring their cutting edge games like Dragon Quest X to the consumers through Cloud gaming services," said Ubitus CEO Wesley Kuo, in the announcement. "Users can now share the MMORPG account information between cloud gaming version and other device versions. Both new user and existing user can enjoy the world's first multi-device play across mobile, game console, and PC."
Of course, we might have a wait ahead. Dragon Quest 10 has been out for more than a year in Japan, and we have yet to hear any official confirmation of a North American release.