Yoichi Wada, Square Enix’s previous CEO, is now the president of Shinra Technologies, a cloud gaming streaming program. This is different from Dive In, another cloud streaming service which has games like Final Fantasy XIII streaming to tablets in Japan.
Shinra Technologies will hold a technical beta test in Japan starting on February 17. Internet provider NTT East will stream content through their optical fiber network and Techorus servers are rendering content. The beta test in Japan will have Final Fantasy VII, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Hitman: Absolution, Tomb Raider, and the Agni’s Philosophy tech demo available to be streamed. Square Enix also announced Space Sweeper, an indie developed twin stick MMO shooter.
The Japanese beta will last for three months and if you’re in Japan you can apply to join the closed beta test here. A similar Shinra Technologies beta is scheduled for the United States in summer 2015.