For Immediate Release
Paris/France - November 20, 2007 - Kynogon, a market leader in AI middleware solutions for the gaming industry announces today that Kynapse is chosen by Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) for the development of their massively multi-player online action game set in the DC Comics Universe, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
John Blakely, VP of Development at SOE's Austin, Texas studio, sees Kynogon's technology as instrumental in helping the development team deal with the complexities faced with online games. "We were looking for an AI solution that would be capable of dealing with dynamic large scale worlds in a seamless manner. By using Kynapse we have a powerful technology to manage extremely dynamic environments and very large maps. Our team can concentrate on the creative elements of the game faster in the development process, and thus enhance the game-play experience."
Pierre Pontevia, CEO of Kynogon, added: "Sony Online Entertainment is a true leader in online gaming. They have very high standards that push technology to its limits, continuously pursuing and realizing ambitious projects. We are very excited that the Kynapse engine has been chosen for this title based in the DC Comics universe. This choice represents for us a big recognition of our technology's capacity to deal with complex, dynamic and large environments in the online gaming segment."
Kynogon develops and markets Kynapse, a unique A.I. engine. Kynapse is used by the world's leading game developers such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, Digital Illusion CE, Lionhead Studios, Real Time Worlds, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainement, Spark Unlimited, THQ and Turbine, for the development of their AAA titles. Available for the PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment system, and PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system, Xbox, Xbox360, Wii, GameCube and the PC, Kynapse has been used in the development of more than 60 of some of the best known game titles including Crackdown, Alone in the Dark 5, Fable 2, Sacred 2 and The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Kynapse has also been selected by industry leaders such as EADS and British Aerospace Systems as their preferred AI solution. For more information please visit www.kynogon.com.
About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com <http://www.dccomics.com/>.
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