Codemasters Online Gaming Selects AT&T
San Antonio, Texas, December 14, 2005
LONDON — Codemasters Online Gaming, a division of Codemasters Software Ltd, a leading developer and publisher of computer and video games, has selected AT&T Inc. to host the company's first wave of online gaming platforms. Terms of the contract were not announced.
In an increasingly buoyant gaming market, Codemasters is rapidly expanding its gaming portfolio, launching into the massively multi-player online (MMO) games arena with two new titles — RF Online and Dungeons and Dragons: Stormreach. AT&T's hosting solutions are expected to give them a flexible, reliable, powerful hosting platform that can provide bandwidth on demand to support thousands of users who play each other in real time over the Internet.
"AT&T has just the sort of reliable, robust infrastructure we needed to launch into the MMO games market," said Mark Fowlis, Network Operations Manager for MMO at Codemasters Online Gaming. "We will continue to look to use latest advances in technology to enhance the gaming experience for our customers. MMO games are becoming bigger, faster and more impressive than ever before, and the hosting requirements for the technology we use more demanding. AT&T's worldwide presence, large-scale datacenters and IP infrastructure all provide Codemasters with the international platform we need today as well as future growth capacity."
AT&T will provide Codemasters with co-location services to house Codemasters state-of-the-art servers in secured, world-class Internet Data Centers in Amsterdam and Boston.
"AT&T is excited about supporting one of the world's leading brands in gaming," said Bill Archer, President of AT&T EMEA. "We're seeing tremendous demand for our hosting capabilities all over the world — and gaming is one of our fastest growing markets. This agreement clearly demonstrates the fact that we are the preferred choice for companies that want to focus on their end users while AT&T manages their infrastructure. We help keep online play fast and furious, by ensuring the highest level of reliability through our global IP network and business continuity services."
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains European operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. The company has its US headquarters in New York. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com.
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