- Streamline chosen to deliver premium development services for FINAL FANTASY XV owing to its experience with over 200 AAA production works and proprietary technology Streamframe
- The studio has contributed to many of the most beloved video games of the pasts 15 years including, Gears of War, Bioshock and Street Fighter V
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 October 2016 – For many avid video gamers around the world, FINAL FANTASY XV has been the long-awaited sequel to the popular franchise and is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated role-playing game (RPG) yet this year. To the people behind Streamline Studios, the latest installation of the legendary FINAL FANTASY series is also a testament to their capabilities as a game developer and a leader in premium external development services in the video games industry.
As reported by Forbes, in July 2016 Streamline announced that it was picked by Square Enix to provide premium development services work on the FINAL FANTASY XV. Streamline Studios is the largest game development studio in Malaysia with a wealth of experience from over 200 AAA creative collaborations, including renowned titles such as Bioshock Infinite, Star Citizen, Gears of War, Avatar and Street Fighter V.
At a media briefing today, Alexander L. Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Streamline Studios said “Streamline prides itself on constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries to become one of the world’s leaders in global game development. We’ve invested in creating an environment of the best global talents, technology, and creativity and that’s where it’s gotten us today. Our team are honoured to be working together with Square Enix on the development of such a renowned series as FINAL FANTASY”.
Commenting on the partnership between Streamline Studios and Square Enix, Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Director of Creative Multimedia Division at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) enthused, “Streamline has proven that Malaysian studios have the capability and capacity to develop high quality games at an international level. The world is sitting up and taking notice of our local talents, and we expect to see more collaborations like Square Enix and Streamline Studios in the future.”
15 years of industry leadership and blockbuster video games
Streamline is supported internally by its own internal production platform, Streamframe. The platform encompasses a fully transparent production process in the cloud that integrates with a full suite of collaboration tools that allow unified communication streams across the full production line.
Fernandez added “Streamframe was invented out of necessity by Streamline Studios with the aim of increasing productivity and providing transparency to clients, so that we can be held accountable for our work. With Streamframe you’re given the ability to sit down and work next to someone from the other side of the world.”
Gaming industry on the up
FINAL FANTASY XV is the latest instalment of the iconic FINAL FANTASY game series by Square Enix – the Japanese video game developer and publisher – which takes gamers “fantasy based on reality” passion to the utmost reaches of technology and imagination.
The development cycle of FINAL FANTASY XV began in 2006, and with nearly a decade of work put in, the game is expected to offer gamers a spectacular open world environment, stunning visuals, and real-time gameplay. Positioned as a game that is suitable for newcomers to FINAL FANTASY, it will no doubt set a new standard of RPGs for future generations.
According to the South East Asia Game Industry Initiative study published in 2016, the South East Asian games industry is currently flourishing and projected to grow by 30% between 2015 and 2018, driven by the rapid rise in internet access and ownership. This is the fastest growth of any geographical region. In comparison, the global growth rate is estimated at 7% for the same period. This tremendous enlargement of the games market in South East Asia provides vast opportunities for the industry to capitalize upon.