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A1 Telekom launches Blacknut cloud gaming subscription service

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The subsidiary of the A1 Telekom Austria Group is the first operator in Austria to offer cloud-based gaming.

A1 Telekom Austria will offer it more than 5 million subscribers access to more than 500 games via Blacknut’s cloud gaming platform.

The games have no in-game purchases of advertising, instead customers pay a monthly subscription for games that can be played on most platforms – PCs and Macs, Android or iOS, or Fire TV stick or Google Chromecast.

There are no additional costs and the two say the catalogue of games will be constantly expanded.

Disney content

Already popular Disney content is on offer, like Disney Epic Mickey – the Power of 2 or Frozen Rush and LEGO games like LEGO Star Wars, but also Farming Simulator, WRC8 or the racing title Asphalt 9 can be found on the platform.

Customers can also choose to subscribe directly in Blacknut’s Android mobile application with the carrier direct billing for more 500 family-friendly premium games.

This new service is already available, and A1 customers can sign up via the A1 mobile app https://www.a1.net/blacknut

Austrian partnership

"Our new partnership with A1 in Austria shows again how cloud gaming is near the top of the agenda for mobile operators," said Olivier Avaro, CEO of Blacknut. “Latest cloud technology finally gives us the speeds and low latency to fulfil the promise of cloud gaming, delivering a quality experience wherever you are.

“The team of A1 really grasped the potential for gaming as a new service opportunity, and we look forward to working together to make this launch a success.”

Blacknut was founded in 2016 by Olivier Avaro, its CEO, with headquarters in Rennes, France and its services are available to gamers in 40 countries, including through Telecom Italia (taly, Swisscom, Luxembourg's POST and others.