Göteborg, Sweden - August 27, 2009 - First Planet Company, developer and publisher of the largest real cash economy MMORPG, announced that the completely new Planet Calypso - The Colonist MMO has been launched today on PC's worldwide.
This new release sees the complete transformation from Project Entropia as it becomes Planet Calypso with beautiful new vistas, a compelling new story and dangerous monsters all rendered in Crytek's stunning CryENGINE 2.
As an exclusive benefit to players who sign on now, Planet Calypso's 'Second Golden Age' has been declared.
As the new version is brought fully online, and new and improved features are added, players are being given a chance to find elite items that will never be made public again.
Additionally, as a thank you for helping to make sure the planet is ready, veteran and former colonists are all being given a very special gift.
A brand new pair of Gullaldr sunglasses, now more important than ever since the introduction of day and night cycles, will be waiting. Colonists will have the ability to directly impact the new world as they can interface directly with the development team should they have any problems.
This will help Planet Calypso smoothly implement its new and improved features.
"As always a player's real life business skills can still translate to real money in their bank account," said Marco Behrmann, CEO of First Planet Company.
"With Planet Calypso we are focusing our efforts on game play, storyline, events and an overall engrossing experience for the user.
Explorers can still seek their real life fortune on Planet Calypso, but they can also just play a fantastic and entertaining MMORPG"
Planet Calypso will continue the tradition of using real currency in the game and allowing players an opportunity to use their business skills to make real money. Six years after the initial launch as Project Entropia, the game is now called "Planet Calypso" and uses state-of-the-art technology.
Its real cash economy, using a fixed exchange rate of 10:1 between its PED currency and the USD, is still the mainstay of this MMORPG.
Players will have the ability to play for free and participate in a unique virtual economy with real prospects.
Planet Calypso is a free download available today.
For more information please feel free to simply go to our new website at www.planetcalypso.com.
For an official press preview disk and special media account please contact us at the emails above.
About First Planet Company
First Planet Company AB is a subsidiary of the MindArk Group. First Planet Company AB develops and markets Planet Calypso, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) based on the Entropia Platform, and is part of the Entropia Universe . Set in a distant future, the planet Calypso is home to an expanding human colony struggling with the natural and economic elements involved in establishing their new civilization.
For more information on First Planet Company (FPC) and Planet Calypso please contact us at the numbers above or go to our website at http://www.planetcalypso.com
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