Square Enix’s Core Online Service Promises Free-to-Play Games In Your Browser


Square Enix have debuted a new online service, called Core Online, which will allow you to play high-definition games in your browser for free. No installation required. You can access the service here. It supports Cloud saves.


Games currently listed on Core Online include: Hitman: Blood Money and Mini Ninjas, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light scheduled for October, and Tomb Raider: Underworld and Gyromancer heading to the service “soon”.


The Core Online technology is developed by a company named Hapti Co. in Denmark. The Core Online service is supported by ads. Clicking on them will allow you to keep playing for free. Or you can choose to skip ads by purchasing the level (or game).

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.