This afternoon, SingTel announced their new cloud-based video gaming service called ESC, and also it will be the exclusive distributor for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (formerly known as the PlayStation Phone).
SingTel today announced the launch of their cloud-based video gaming service called „ESC? and exclusive distributorship of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Android smartphone.
Launched in partnership with Playcast Media Systems, ESC (read as „ESCape?) is the first service in Asia to deliver on-demand high quality games directly from the „cloud? to users on TV and PC. This provides a rich and immersive gaming experience through a one-time client download.
With instant and unlimited access to 24 titles at launch from a range of genres, ESC gamers can enjoy popular game titles from Atari, Capcom, Codemasters, Disney, Tell Tale Games and THQ. For example, Street Fighter 4, Back to the Future and Toy Story 3 are available to customers who sign up for the service. Each month, two to three titles will be refreshed to ensure the line-up is current and engaging.
ESC is available to anyone with fibre or broadband connectivity of 10Mbps and above. Unlimited ESC gameplay starts from S$1.99 for a One Day Pack, and S$9.99 for a month (all prices inclusive of GST). As a launch special, SingTel will be offering an unlimited free trial until 30 April 2011.
Customers on fibre can access ESC on their television sets via SingTel?s exCite TV service and both fibre and broadband customers can enjoy the PC service by downloading a simple client.
From May 2011, ESC will also be offered with SingTel's exPress 50 fibre broadband plan at a bundled price of S$66.90 per month. With this package, customers can enjoy unlimited game play with 50Mbps fibre broadband. From June, customers can look forward to the exPress 50 Ultimate Entertainment Pack which will bundle mio TV and games.
The Xperia PLAY is available with SingTel's 3G Flexi price plans which include up to 500 free minutes of local outgoing calls, 500 free local SMSes and 12 GB of free local data usage.
Customers may pre-order the Xperia PLAY from www.singtelshop.com from 6pm on 19 April 2011, with collection or delivery from 22 April. The handset will also be available at SingTel's XperiaTM PLAY roadshow at Vivocity on 22-24 April from 11am to 9pm.