At the Tokyo Game Show on September 19, Sqeenix demoed their new cloud technology to be utilized by Shinra Technologies, as well as announced a partnership with Ubisoft to develop games. In Final Fantasy 7, main character Cloud battles to defeat The Shinra Electric Power Company. See what they did there? Enix is aiming high, proclaiming on the Shinra tech site they intend “to change the game industry ecosystem by offering new types of game experiences through Shinra’s proprietary cloud technologies.”
Online gaming has changed a lot over the years, and cloud (heh) based technologies are the future. Beta testing of the companies assets for Japan and US begin in early 2015.