California-based Xfire Incorporated has announced that its free-to-download PC community gaming application has exceeded three million subscribers worldwide.
The free tool, which supports a broad range of online PC games including server and non server-based First Person Shooters, Real Time Strategy and Role Playing Games, works regardless of the game type, server browser, or gaming service that a player is using.
The Xfire application simplifies online gaming with a comprehensive set of features, including friends lists with 'one-click' gameplay options to instantly join friends in online games, in-game messaging and voice chat over a private peer-to-peer network, file downloads for patches, updates, demos and trailers, and complete stats tracking that automatically updates player's gaming profiles.
Xfire CEO, Mike Cassidy commented: "We launched Xfire less than two years ago, and we have watched the community grow at an exponential rate. It took us one year to reach our first million users, eight months to reach our second million, and five months to reach our third million. And our passionate users now run Xfire an average of 88 hours per month each."
The company was founded by former CEO of Direct Hit, Mike Cassidy and Quake World Champion Dennis Fong. Funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, New Enterprise Associates and Granite Global, Xfire is further supported by a range of advertising partners, including Pepsi, Dodge, Fox Studios and publishing giant Electronic Arts.
According to Xfire, which currently reaches over 100 countries worldwide, the service is the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world.