SAN DIEGO, Calif. - July 18, 2007 - Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online gaming industry, announced today the redesigned company web site, www.station.com, will host more than twenty free games, a new look and improved functionality. Station.com is the user-friendly main portal for SOE's games, communities and information. The newly revamped site will host free trials of the majority of SOE's MMOs; casual games such as PopCap's Bejeweled® 2, Jeopardy! ® and Wheel of Fortune®; and mobile games such as Q*Bert, Snoop Dogg Cruisin', and the recently released God of War: Betrayal. In addition, the Station Pass has transitioned into a free online game service available to all players.
"As SOE continues to grow its business and acquire a wider variety of titles, it was only appropriate that the Station.com website be redesigned to offer a more user-friendly and immersive experience to our diverse player base," said Torrie Dorrell, SVP Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "Players from around the world will be able to obtain news and information surrounding upcoming and live games, visit community sites, download a casual game or two and even check out SOE's latest offerings for the PLAYSTATION® Store. The site is launching simultaneously in English, French, German and Japanese, with plans to role out more languages, services and games in the coming months."
Players can obtain a Station.com account for free by simply registering on the homepage. From there they will have access to free online games and trials of SOE's live games in addition to access to community discussion forums, podcasts and more.
Simultaneously, the Station Pass games have become free. The Station Pass consisted of the full versions of the three casual, online action-based strategy games: Tanarus®, Cosmic Rift Online and Infantry Online. Each of these games has consistently maintained a steady fanbase for the more than five years they have been live, and this transition to a free service will allow new and current players to experience these titles.
For more information, and to check out the all-new website, log onto www.station.com
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
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