Relaince Entertainment’s gaming arm, Zapak, has launched subscription based PC gaming at ZapakPlus. ZapakPlus is initially offering 120 full version games at Rs.99 a month.
A client download of less than 1 MB is needed after which users can download multiple games from publishers like Codemasters, Focus Home Interactive, MumboJumbo, Absolutist, iWin etc.
Apart from the online payment, Zapak is also using its network of cash collection points across 50 cities. Though subscription based online gaming is new in India and it is hard to predict the market but given the target audience, expecting a decent internet connection would be to optimistic. Hard core gamers are definitely not falling for such games.
Apart from the legalities we also wonder how is it different from downloading game through torrent? On web legal/illegal cannot be your USP, can it?
[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He is the founder of FindYogi]