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Hatch, a Rovio offshoot will bring online streaming games for free next year

DECCAN CHRONICLE | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 2, 2016, 5:33 pm IST
Updated Dec 2, 2016, 5:33 pm IST
According to VentureBeat, some of the features include the ability to invite other players and share their gameplay and turn a single-player game into a multi-player game. (Photo courtesy: VentureBeat)
 According to VentureBeat, some of the features include the ability to invite other players and share their gameplay and turn a single-player game into a multi-player game. (Photo courtesy: VentureBeat)

Rovio, creators of Angry Birds, have now built a new company known as Hatch Entertainment. Hatch, means beginning of something new. The company aspires to build a means for Android device owners to stream and play games, without the call for for downloading them. It will initially launch on Android, and other platforms will follow.

It is being slated to be similar to Spotify or Netflix. Hatch will also allow anyone to compete and assist in online gaming, and also provide support sharing and broadcasting gameplay footage. Players will also be able to receive online assistance from others, and the service will team up with Huawei to use cloud-based servers. Hatch is expected to launch for public with more than 100 games such as Badland, Leo’s Fortune, Monument Valley, Pac-Man CE DX and more. CEO Juhani Honkala will lead the team, who was earlier the SVP of Rovio Entertainment.

According to VentureBeat, some of the features include the ability to invite other players and share their gameplay and turn a single-player game into a multi-player game. The report also states Hatch claims to have built an infrastructure that is robust enough to work without any latency.

The company plans a launch during the first half of 2017 on an invite-only basis. You can key in your mobile number here to get early access to Hatch. Hatch is also inviting game developers, and those interested can drop their numbers here.

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