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Funcom and Solid State to launch new digital delivery solution

Two companies to work together to develop new ways of transferring large files via the internet

Solid State Networks, the provider of digital distribution services, has announced a partnership with Funcom to launch new delivery solutions to distributing large files over the Internet.

Funcom and Solid State have been working together since April to provide the beta releases of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. 100,000 players downloaded the title in a matter of days, generating more than two petabytes of data transfer.

"Solid State's technology has enabled us to extend our game experience, starting with the launch of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, to our gamers in new ways. Solid State Networks understands gaming and game delivery and they continue to demonstrate their ability to create solutions that help us to overcome the challenges of delivering large games electronically to a global audience," commented Trond Ystanes, operations manager for Funcom.

"We are extremely excited to announce our partnership because it represents an opportunity to make significant steps in the evolution of game delivery."

Rick Buonincontri, founder and CEO of Solid State Networks, added: "We are honoured to partner with Funcom because they continue to push the envelope when it comes to game development, and in doing so, they are elevating the challenges of delivering and keeping those games updated."

"We are proud to be playing such a crucial role in delivering Funcom's games to players around the world and we will continue to strive to deliver the ultimate game acquisition experience as Funcom expands to other platforms and develops future projects."