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Where Fantasy Meets Reality: Malaysia's Streamline Studios Shares Experience Co-Developing the Final Fantasy XV Game for Square Enix

• Streamline chosen to deliver premium development services for Final Fantasy XV owing to its experience with over 200 AAA production works and proprietary technology Streamframe

• The studio has contributed to many of the most beloved video games of the pasts 15 years including, Gears of War, Bioshock and Street Fighter V

Streamline Studios

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 October 2016 – For many avid video gamers around the world, Final Fantasy XV has been the long-awaited sequel to the popular franchise and is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated role-playing game (RPG) yet this year. To the people behind Streamline Studios, the latest installation of the legendary Final Fantasy series is also a testament to their capabilities as a game developer and a leader in premium external development services in the video games industry. 

As reported by Forbes, in July 2016 Streamline announced that it was picked by Square Enix to provide premium development services work on the Final Fantasy XV. Streamline Studios is the largest game development studio in Malaysia with a wealth of experience from over 200 AAA creative collaborations, including renowned titles such as Bioshock Infinite, Star Citizen, Gears of War, Avatar and Street Fighter V.

At a media briefing today, Alexander L. Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Streamline Studios said “Streamline prides itself on constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries to become one of the world’s leaders in global game development. We’ve invested in creating an environment of the best global talents, technology, and creativity and that’s where it’s gotten us today. Our team are honoured to be working together with Square Enix on the development of such a renowned series as Final Fantasy”. 

Commenting on the partnership between Streamline Studios and Square Enix, Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Director of Creative Multimedia Division at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) enthused, “Streamline has proven that Malaysian studios have the capability and capacity to develop high quality games at an international level. The world is sitting up and taking notice of our local talents, and we expect to see more collaborations like Square Enix and Streamline Studios in the future.”

15 years of industry leadership and blockbuster video games

Streamline is supported internally by its own internal production platform, Streamframe. The platform encompasses a fully transparent production process in the cloud that integrates with a full suite of collaboration tools that allow unified communication streams across the full production line.

Fernandez added “Streamframe was invented out of necessity by Streamline Studios with the aim of increasing productivity and providing transparency to clients, so that we can be held accountable for our work. With Streamframe you're given the ability to sit down and work next to someone from the other side of the world." 

Gaming industry on the up

Final Fantasy XV is the latest instalment of the iconic Final Fantasy game series by Square Enix - the Japanese video game developer and publisher - which takes gamers “fantasy based on reality” passion to the utmost reaches of technology and imagination.
The development cycle of Final Fantasy XV began in 2006, and with nearly a decade of work put in, the game is expected to offer gamers a spectacular open world environment, stunning visuals, and real-time gameplay. Positioned as a game that is suitable for newcomers to Final Fantasy, it will no doubt set a new standard of RPGs for future generations.

According to the South East Asia Game Industry Initiative study published in 2016, the South East Asian games industry is currently flourishing and projected to grow by 30% between 2015 and 2018, driven by the rapid rise in internet access and ownership. This is the fastest growth of any geographical region. In comparison, the global growth rate is estimated at 7% for the same period. This tremendous enlargement of the games market in South East Asia provides vast opportunities for the industry to capitalize upon.

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About Streamline Studios

Streamline Studios is a game developer and leader in premium external development services for the video games industry. Founded in 2001, Streamline Studios has contributed to many of the most beloved video games of the past 15 years including, Gears of War, Bioshock and Street Fighter. With its innovative creative production platform, Streamframe, Streamline harnesses the creative, technical, and design talent of its Kuala Lumpur studio globally. With offices in Malaysia, Japan, Europe and the United States, Streamline Studios meets the needs to today’s most demanding projects. For more information, visit https://streamline-studios.com

About Final Fantasy

Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 110 million units worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.finalfantasyxv.com/

About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. or MDEC (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd.) is an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia. MDEC has been entrusted to develop, coordinate, and promote Malaysia’s digital economy, information and communications technology (ICT) industry, and the adoption of digital technology amongst Malaysians. 

Incorporated on 5th June 1996, MDEC was officially established to strategically advise the Malaysian Government on legislation, policies and standards for ICT and multimedia operations. Additionally, MDEC is also entrusted to oversee the development of the MSC Malaysia initiative, the platform to nurture the growth of local tech companies whilst attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) and domestic direct investments (DDIs) from global multinational companies to invest and develop cutting-edge digital and creative solutions in Malaysia. 

In 2011, MDEC’s mandate was broadened to drive Malaysia’s transition towards a developed digital economy by 2020. In 2012, Digital Malaysia was official unveiled as the nation’s transformational programme to achieve this objective. Digital Malaysia is a national agenda that is fully developed with a sustainable digital economy built upon a vibrant domestic ICT industry, transformative adoption of digital solutions by government, businesses and citizens, as well as a robust enabling ecosystem. For more information about MDEC, please visit www.mdec.my

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Zalinda Zainon
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Corporate Communications Division
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Tel: 03-8315 3229
Email: zalinda.zainon@mdec.com.my