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Play the BAFTA Award-Winning Game Now for Free – Just Launch from the Website

LONDON, UK (April 30th, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX®, in association with Polystream, the groundbreaking technology platform that delivers real-time 3D experiences at transformational scale, announced that a free streaming demo of Life is Strange 2, the critically-acclaimed adventure game from the Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment and Square Enix External Studios, is now available in Europe and North America.

Access the Streaming Demo here:

The streaming demo offers the opportunity to try the BAFTA-award winning adventure for free. Just visit the website, click ‘STREAM DEMO’, and open the bitesize Polystream launcher. Experience Life is Strange 2 within seconds, with no need for a download.

For further information, availability, minimum PC specs and broadband requirements, please see the FAQ.

Life is Strange 2 tells the story of two brothers, 16-year old Sean and 9-year old Daniel Diaz, who have to flee their home in suburban Seattle after a tragic event that changes their lives forever. Further complicating matters is the manifestation of an exciting new telekinetic power that has far-reaching implications for Sean and Daniel and puts pressure on the relationship between them. Life will never be the same again.

Every journey begins with a single step, and the demo puts you in Sean’s shoes at the beginning of the game, exploring his suburban life on the day it all gets turned upside down.

For 3D creators in a variety of industries, from games to automotive, architecture, manufacturing, and fashion, Polystream is the platform that releases the possibility of unlimited real-time 3D experiences, challenging how the world delivers immediacy, immersion, and interaction on-demand from the cloud at any scale. With Polystream, there are no downloads, no waiting, just great experiences delivered from the cloud. With seamless reach across cloud providers, Polystream gives you the freedom to deliver to immense numbers of concurrent users. Enabling more, the Polystream provides an opportunity for innovative new games business models and monetization of real-time 3D content and applications, to build and deliver experiences at any scale from the cloud.

Life is Strange 2 is available now in boxed and digital editions on PC/Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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About Polystream
Polystream, a deep-tech startup, is the platform releasing unlimited real-time 3D experiences. Unlocking the true potential of real-time 3D, their proprietary Command Streaming technology moves graphics processing to a user’s own device. By using composable infrastructure in the cloud and edge technology to send commands, Polystream enables content creators the freedom to reach new audiences, changing how the world delivers immediacy, immersion, and interaction on-demand at unlimited scale.

The company was founded in 2015 by Bruce Grove, a cloud gaming veteran who previously headed up Engineering at OnLive and Adam Billyard, ex-founder of Criterion and the inventor of RenderWare. In 2019 the company received a $12 million Series A investment round, led by Intel Capital.

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About DONTNOD Entertainment
Founded in 2008, DONTNOD is an independent studio that develops video games in popular genres, such as adventure (Life is Strange), action (Remember Me) and RPG (Vampyr). Every new game is an original, multi-platform creation with a unique narrative experience and gameplay and is aimed at a wide audience, whether released in episodes, or in “one-shot” format. The studio has built an international reputation amongst working with worldwide leading publishers such as Square Enix, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive and Capcom.
DONTNOD (ISIN code: FR0013331212 - ALDNE) is listed on Euronext Growth Paris

About Square Enix External Studios
Square Enix External Studios is a London based development and publishing group that works with top development studios across the world, establishing new intellectual properties and developing new franchises within the umbrella of Square Enix Holdings. Square Enix External Studios have been responsible for multiple games including the Just Cause® and Life is Strange® series, as well as titles such as Batman: Arkham Asylum® and Sleeping Dogs®.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 149 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 80 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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