Montreal, Quebec (May 17th, 2007) - Quazal, makers of the Net-Z, Rendez-Vous and Spark! online multiplayer middleware today announced that Midway , a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, has licensed Quazal's Rendez-Vous and Spark! technologies for in-game lobby and matchmaking features across multiple next generation titles.
The relationship covers both internal studios and games developed by third parties.
"It's great to be a technology provider to Midway for several titles," said Mike Drummelsmith, Developer Relations Manager at Quazal. "It's a pleasure to be available as a component for Midway's exciting lineup of upcoming games."
"We intend to deliver a really solid multiplayer online experience across our next generation titles," stated Michael Weilbacher, chief technical officer, Midway Amusement Games, LLC.
Between Quazal's Rendez-Vous and Spark! technologies, developers have the option of going with an incredibly flexible solution for more unique online features, or a more defined solution designed for rapid implementation.
Quazal is the leading supplier of multiplayer middleware solutions for the entertainment industry. World-class publishers such as Atari, Capcom, Crave, Eidos, JoWooD, THQ and Ubisoft are joining the ranks of dozens of studios and independent developers that use Quazal's products to propel the next generation of multiplayer games. In 2000, Quazal revolutionized network programming by rendering obsolete the traditional packet/socket paradigm. In 2005, Quazal launched a fully featured lobby service, widely regarded as the most innovative and flexible offering on the market. Quazal's products are currently available for "PlayStation®2", "PSP"("PlayStation®Portable), "PLAYSTATION®3", Xbox®, Xbox 360, Windows®, Pocket PC, and Linux. For more information and demonstrations visit http://www.quazal.com.
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Developer Relations Manager