CODEMASTERS JOINS METABOLI REVOLUTION
CODEMASTERS JOINS METABOLI - THE UK’S FIRST PREMIUM PC GAMES ON DEMAND SERVICE
Metaboli (www.metaboli.co.uk) - the UK's first premium PC games on demand service - today completed the signing of the summer, confirming Codemasters, worldwide publisher of computer and video games, as their latest ally in the digital distribution revolution.
The new partnership will see Metaboli offer leading Codemasters PC titles, including Colin McRae Rally 2005, Second Sight, Toca Race Driver II, World Championship Snnoker and Perimeter, on both its UK site at www.metaboli.co.uk and its French sister site at www.metaboli.fr. The movement will spread further still, with plans to launch across key European territories throughout 2005.
Codemasters swells the ranks of Metaboli's ever growing Games on Demand catalogue, which already includes leading PC games from publishing giants such as Atari, DreamCatcher, Eidos, Microsoft Games Studio and UbiSoft.
Metaboli is also pleased to announce that Metaboli will be the Games on Demand supplier of Codemasters' new Funsta.com 'Games for Everyone' site, offering games direct to the public, as well as selected titles from the Metaboli catalogue. Funsta is proud to be one of the first of Metaboli's UK distribution partners, bringing the revolution to the masses.
Metaboli's Games on Demand service allows gamers to subscribe to one of two packages comprising the Ultimate Collection, offering unlimited access to 49 games, including all the latest releases, for £12.95 per month, or the Essential Collection, offering unlimited access to 32 games for only £6.95 per month. New games are currently being added at the rate of four per month, with a total of 70 games planned by the end of 2005.
Metaboli doesn't limit the number and frequency of downloads or how long games are played. Members can download the same game as many times as they like, even on different PCs.
Metaboli's impressive service and pricing helps to encourage software pirates back to a state of legal consumption by offering undeniable advantages over existing Peer to Peer options, including ease of use, high speed downloads, multiplayer compatible games, automatic patching and high end security - all for an extremely low price. Such advantages boost subscriber satisfaction, loyalty and also the overall consumption of PC games, a phenomenon the games publishing community as a whole is eager to promote.
Metaboli will offer leading Codemasters PC games via its Games on Demand service with immediate effect at www.metaboli.co.uk and soon on Codemasters' Funsta.com site at www.funsta.com.
The revolution will not be televised, but will be available for download from Metaboli.
Notes to Editors:
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains European operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. The company has its US headquarters in New York. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com
Formed in 2001 by a group of PC gamers specialised in the Broadband market, Metaboli distributes video games from the markets main publishers: Atari, DreamCatcher, Eidos, Microsoft Games Studio and UbiSoft, . The distribution agreement with Codemasters makes Metaboli's catalogue the richest, most up to date catalogue of download distributed games in the world.
Most of Metaboli's business comes from distribution partnerships. www.metaboli.co.uk and www.metaboli.fr exist as sites to attract the hardcore gamer. Metaboli offers turnkey solutions to ISPs, large websites and retail distributors, creating co-branded websites such as http://jeuxvideo.wanadoo.fr . In France, Metaboli's distribution network includes ISPs, such as Wanadoo, AOL and Club-Internet (T-Online France), large sites such as Gamekult.com, Clubic.com and Allocine.com, and retailers such as Surcouf (a member of the PPR group). Metaboli is constantly on the look out for potential distribution partners for the UK and the rest of Europe.