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Sprint Launches 5G-Based Mobile Cloud Games With Hatch

Aug 28, 2019 10:30 EDT
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Today, Sprint announced an unlimited mobile cloud gaming plan with Hatch Premium on their 5G mobile network. All you need is a 5G-enabled smartphone purchased via Sprint. With it, you'll get a complimentary three-month subscription to Hatch Premium. The service offers more than 100 premium games, cloud streaming, and host of multiplayer options. Some of the games that you'll receive include Monument Valley, Beach Buggy Racing, and Angry Birds Go. Subscribers will also get the following:

  • Unlimited on-demand access to Hatch Premium’s curated portfolio of more than 100 premium mobile games, including Chameleon Run and Monument Valley, the award-winning Crashlands, and exclusive Hatch Originals like Angry Birds Go Turbo Edition and Arkanoid Rising.
  • A rich social gaming experience, including competitive leaderboards and shared gameplay sessions with voice chat.
  • The ability to connect with friends and join live tournaments.
  • Access to Hatch Kids, a safe space for kids to play, create, and learn without any advertising or in-game purchasing.

The games can be played instantly over the internet with no downloads or updates necessary. Hatch also states that all the titles will be free from ads and microtransactions. They will also offer a rich social gaming experience, including competitive leaderboards and shared gameplay sessions with voice chat. When outside of 5G coverage, players will still be able to enjoy many games and features that Hatch offers on Sprint’s nationwide LTE-Advanced network.

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All good things must come to an end and after the complimentary three-month subscription ends, users will have to pay $8 per month per line. It'll be interesting to see how Hatch's subscription model holds up against the likes of Apple Arcade, GeForce Now and Play Pass. Hatch will be available on Sprint 5G smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.

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