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Antstream LogoHaving launched just under one month ago and with eight days left in its campaign, Antstream’s Kickstarter campaign has now passed its £60k PlayStation 4 stretch goal. Touted as being the “first cloud gaming platform dedicated entirely to retro games”, Antstream aims to be just that- a subscription gaming service where players can peruse and play through a catalog of over 400 classic titles. Spanning libraries from 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, players can enjoy fully licensed titles like Ikari Warriors, Metal Slug, and Double Dragon. Many of the curated titles saw an initial release on multiple platforms. The option to play any  and all of these versions will be available. Perhaps one of the biggest draws though is the addition of an online “multiplayer challenge system” for these old-school titles. The team at Antstream hopes to bring a new twist to these games with the introduction of this feature.

Antstream reached its initial £50,000 funding goal just a few days ago on April 29, 2019. It still has a little over a week to go though and with today’s attainment of stretch goal #1, the service will now see a release on the PlayStation 4 alongside initially planned platforms like PC, Mac, Xbox One, and mobile. If you’d like to help support the project, had to Antstream’s official Kickstarter page (linked above) or visit the official website.

SOURCE: Press Release

Nick Benefield
A mainframe software developer from the Midwest, Nick found oprainfall while searching for information about Xenoblade Chronicles. Nick collects games across a myriad of different platforms (old and new). He's also passionate about old-school anime spanning from the early 80s through the late 90s.