Sega partners with GameSessions for PC rental and game trials

A number of Sega’s PC properties will soon be available on a ‘try before you buy’ basis.

The publisher has teamed up with GameSessions to offer titles such as Football Manager 2015, Company of Heroes 2, Sonic Generations and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine via the online service.

Should users go on to purchase the game, they will receive a Steam code and be able to transfer any in-game progress that has been made.

Partnering with GameSessions gives us access to a delivery mechanism we’ve not previously had access to and allows players the unique opportunity to try SEGA products before purchasing,” Sega’s business development director of technology and services Peter Chan said.

The partnership will allow SEGA to reach more players in emerging markets such as Brazil and Mexico, where there are a large number of committed PC gamers and this represents a fantastic opportunity to reach new players and audiences.”

GameSessions CEO Ed French added: We are delighted to have SEGA on board with such high quality games. GameSessions’ unique technologies let you start playing sooner, benchmark your hardware against available releases, and then let you purchase instantly whilst keeping your saved progress right through to receiving the final Steam copy.

Our experience is that quality content like SEGA’s will encourage many trials and subsequently, monetize strongly.”

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