Today DMM and Koei Tecmo had another surprise for the fans of Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation, in the form of a cloud-based version running on browsers.
The cloud version is currently in open beta and you can find it on the official site. All you have to do in order to play is to press the big orange button below and insert your DMM account login credentials. Of course, if you don’t have an account, you need to create one.
You can see what the button looks like below. The aqua button prompts you to install the usual DMM client.
I just tried it and it works even on my crappy Lenovo Yoga laptop. You may experience some lag, but it feels mostly due to the net environment and traffic. After all, it’s still in beta.
Playing the cloud version requires at least 8 Mbps of bandwidth, and the following in terms of hardware.
- OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
- Free hard disk drive space: 100 MB or more
- CPU: 2.0 GHz or more
- Memory (RAM): 2.0 GB or more
- Display resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels or more
If you’re playing on Internet Explorer you also need a plugin that can be found here. Besides that, it works on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, and Edge, or Safari if you’re on Mac.
You can bring up a menu with CTRL+Backspace in order to increase or lower quality if you experience lag, turn audio on and off, set the game to run in full screen or a window, or disconnect.
If you’ve been playing the Japanese version of the game, you’ll find exactly the same progression in the cloud version.
Of course, this is exclusively in Japanese, The English version recently released on Steam is over a year behind in content and doesn’t have a cloud version at all.