biz</a>. GameStop purchased Spawn Labs earlier in the year with the aim of facilitating a cloud gaming service and offering “a wide selection of high-definition video games on demand on any internet-enabled device".

“Spawn recently began its first beta and is currently live, testing the streaming of Xbox 360, PS3 and PC games from a data centre in Austin, Texas,” GameStop president Tony Bartel said.

“There’s a whole cadre of services that GameStop can offer far beyond just Spawn. The beauty of Spawn is it can take a very large assortment of games. There’s really no restriction versus an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game.

“We’re also experimenting with PC game delivery as well, but we can take that to any Internet-connected device including TV. So clearly, it’s part of our acquisition forethought. We anticipated being involved in smart TVs as well.”

[source vg247.com]