Japanese mobile social gaming giant and Openfeint owner GREE has outlined today its previously announced plan to launch a mobile social gaming network for the global market next year.
GREE aims to bring a gaming platform that knows no borders: new users and the existing 155 million players on GREE in Japan and Openfeint worldwide will be able to use a single-sign on to register and play together. There will also be a payment system for virtual goods that works internationally and a “a series of robust out-of-network cross promotional opportunities” plus analytics tools for game developers on iOS and Android. GREE is planning to launch the global gaming platform sometime between April and June 2012. In the end, GREE’s vision is to have 1 billion players on their platform The initial game line-up was unveiled at GREE’s portal for developers today, and includes titles from the company itself (as first-party titles), Capcom, Konami, Sega, Taito, and Square Enix. Gree will make the software development kits available for both iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android games.