Indian telecom firm Reliance Jio, which has recently forayed into several other businesses, has now partnered with Japanese gaming giant Sega to bring the company’s Jio Games Store. This partnership will allow users to play Sega’s games through their STBs, smartphones, and other devices.
For now, the gaming giant will offer two of its famous games to the Jio users – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Streets of Rage 3. The other games will likely soon follow up. Sega will also control customizing Jio supported platforms and will localize language and other features for the titles. Jio will be distributing and marketing the games, which will be first available in Hindi and Tamil. JioFiber users will get first access to the games through its set-topboxes.
The two titles are famous classic games, but not resource-hungry, like PUBG, Fortnite, etc. Since last year, internet penetration has increased, and so has the gaming industry, as the pandemic has forced people to stay indoors. The gaming industry has seen a lot of growth since last year. The country accounted for 17% of worldwide downloads of mobile games in the first nine months of last year, with 7.3 billion total installs, according to data from Sensor Tower.
Jio has been the frontrunner Indian firm in collaborating with famous foreign companies, like Google, Qualcomm, Facebook, and now Sega. The partnership was also confirmed by Sega in its home country last week.
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