SOURCE: Emergent Game Technologies

January 07, 2008 09:00 ET

Sony Online Entertainment® Chooses Gamebryo for PLAYSTATION®Network Games

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - Emergent Game Technologies today announced that Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) has selected Gamebryo to create leading titles for the PLAYSTATION®Network, the pioneering entertainment network aimed at delivering innovative content and community to a worldwide audience.

SOE developers chose Gamebryo to produce certain future titles. The first games under development on Gamebryo are based on gameshow IPs and are scheduled to launch prior to the Game Developers® Conference in February 2008.

"Our relationship with SOE aligns Emergent with the exploding casual, online games market and further demonstrates the range of leading entertainment properties and platforms that Gamebryo is capable of supporting. We are thrilled that SOE has chosen us as a technology provider for their studio," said Geoffrey Selzer, CEO of Emergent. "Gamebryo gives SOE's studio the flexibility to design a complete range of titles to address the millions of gamers currently active on the network."

"Gamebryo gives us a great deal of flexibility in creating downloadable titles for the PLAYSTATION Network," said Shalom Mann, Senior Vice President, SOE. "The codebase provides a solid foundation for our Downloadable Games Framework that allows us to bring a variety of different types of games to the PLAYSTATION Network in a fraction of the time had we coded the base engine ourselves."

The PLAYSTATION Network has nearly six-million registered users worldwide and is available via broadband Internet access on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. In addition to online games, PLAYSTATION Network offers shopping, messaging and Internet browsing features.

About Gamebryo

Gamebryo is a powerful component of Emergent Elements, a progressive family of modular tools designed to give developers the unmatched flexibility and control they need to create breakthrough gaming experiences. Gamebryo allows developers to assemble new scenes, levels and worlds more quickly than ever and rendering results are now possible with significantly fewer development resources required for production.

Gamebryo has been fully optimized for development on the PLAYSTATION®3 system and has recently gained attention as the engine used in Bethesda Softworks' record-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 system title "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" and on its upcoming "Fallout 3." Gamebryo is a mature software product that ships with 3,500 pages of fully indexed, searchable documentation. To date, Gamebryo has been used in more than 200 games titles ranging from massively multiplayer online games, high-end retail games across multiple genres, and casual games.

About Emergent

Emergent Game Technologies provides flexible technologies and services that give developers an unmatched range of integrated capabilities for building, testing and managing games. These proven, stand-alone solutions, known as Emergent Elements, include the award-winning Gamebryo game engine used to create hit next-generation games for the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3 system, Xbox 360™, and PC. Emergent Elements give developers the flexibility they need to fuel creativity while reducing risk. The Emergent Platform is the industry's first comprehensive development and deployment platform designed to reduce "stand-up" costs and shorten time to market for online PC and multi-platform games.

Emergent is headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., and has offices in Chapel Hill, NC; Austin, Texas; Tokyo; London; and Poland. To learn more, visit www.emergent.net.

Contact Information

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