(Dublin , Ireland - 3rd April 2006 ) - Today DemonWare, the leading multiplayer technology company, announced a multi-title agreement with leading publisher Ubisoft to power multiplayer functionality across all platforms for the publisher's titles. The announcement expands the relationship between the two companies after a recent successful integration on a major project. Ubisoft are widely recognized as having some of the strongest online gaming titles across current and next-generation platforms.
"Ubisoft has proven in the past few years to be an online development force, offering strong multiplayer features both on PC and console titles," said Olivier Chappe, Director-Online Technology Group, Ubisoft. "The combination of our creative talents with DemonWare's innovative technology will benefit the players first and foremost with original multiplayer features on our upcoming games."
"We have been working closely with Ubisoft to ensure that our suite of multiplayer tools meets their needs but is also flexible enough to adapt to changing genres and more powerful platforms", said Dylan Collins, CEO of DemonWare. "Ubisoft have always seen that the multiplayer experience is one of the key defining factors in true next-generation gaming, irrespective of platform", Collins added.
DemonWare is the leading multiplayer technology company in the global computer games industry. Recent games powered by DemonWare include Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Starship Troopers and Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast. With customers in every major geographic region and a reputation for outstanding customer support, DemonWare is the multiplayer solution of choice for all top tier publishers.
DemonWare is the leading network software company in the games industry today providing multiplayer technology to studios and publishers, including, Activision, Eidos, Ubisoft, THQ and Sega. As a tried and tested network middleware product, it allows developers to reduce development time and risk while focusing on their gameplay. DemonWare Matchmaking+ suite provides a risk-free and quick route to multiplayer lobby services. DemonWare State Engine is a cross-platform network engine with a wide range of features. Interested developers should go to www.demonware.net/evaluate
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 538 million Euros for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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