Releasing in 2010, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light offered a new perspective on the franchise with its fixed camera and cooperative focus. Having successfully raided the wallets of many gamers already, Square Enix have announced that they will be bringing the game to Chrome this fall.
Using a technology known as ‘Native Client’, Chrome allows you to play games instantly within your browser. This no downloads, no installation approach has lead millions of people to the platform, and now Crystal Dynamics have announced that Lara will be exploring the possibilities that the streaming service presents.
Phil Rogers, president and chief executive of Square Enix Europe said:
“We’re happy to be working closely with Google to bring Lara Croft to Google Chrome without download or installation of game software for the first time. Console quality gaming in the browser is an area we believe in and are committed to by delivering innovative, high-quality entertainment experiences.”
More of the developer’s titles are going to be ported over to Chrome next year, and as system requirements soar ever higher this new way to play looks certain to grow in popularity.
When Google first introduced Chrome as a gaming platform I was sceptical, and I still don’t think that the future of my gaming lies within the online realm. However, I may have to give browser-based gaming a chance upon the release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
Source: Venture Beat