THQ Wireless/Player One deal
Five-year worldwide distribution agreement reached with the sports games publisher.
WOKING, UK - October 3rd 2008 – THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc., today announced a long-term agreement with Player One, a UK- based, sports games publisher to distribute their branded games for mobile handsets worldwide. With this deal, THQ Wireless extends its impressive catalogue of entertainment-based mobile games with a range of high-quality sports games in an exclusive, worldwide deal.
The Java and BREW games scheduled for 2008/2009 launch include : “Pool Star – Atlantic City“, “Phil Taylor’s Power Darts 2008”, “Pokermillion – The Masters”, “Tribal Baseball”, “Ronnie O’Sullivan Snooker”, “Table Tennis Star”, “Premier League Snooker”, “Michael Vaughan Pro Cricket ”, “Freddie Flintoff’s Powerplay Cricket” and the newly signed “Ernie Els Golf”, all featuring superior gameplay true to the sport, as well as some of the world’s leading sports players in their field.
Pete Russell, Player One’s managing director commented, “Working with THQ Wireless’ top-tier global distribution expertise represents a significant opportunity to grow the mobile audience for Player One Sports’ games”.
Adam Comiskey, vice-president of THQ Wireless commented “Player One Sports’ games on mobile have always been critically acclaimed and equally loved by mobile consumers everywhere. THQ Wireless is delighted to be able to offer this exceptional portfolio of unique games to carriers worldwide”.
In early 2006, Player One launched Player One Sports, a company dedicated to bringing the best sport action and entertainment to mobile. Since 2006, the company has successfully created a library of sports branded mobile content that is second to none.
For more information about THQ Wireless games, please visit www.thqwireless.com.