Vivox® to Provide Integrated Voice Services for EA’s Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight
Natick, MA – September 15, 2009
Vivox, Inc. (www.vivox.com), the market leader in voice services for online games and virtual worlds, has entered into an agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) to provide voice communication services for several online games and the EA community. The first EA game that will feature integrated Vivox voice services is Command & Conquer™ 4 Tiberian Twilight, being developed by EA Los Angeles.
“Command & Conquer 4 is a huge leap forward for RTS games,” said Rob Seaver, CEO, Vivox. “EA recognizes the impact that voice will bring to Command & Conquer 4, both tactically and socially, and it is a terrific title to kick-off our relationship. With voice, players will experience and create new levels of gameplay for themselves, making the connections they need to move ahead and win the game. It is amazing to work with EA to craft a new experience for the RTS genre, and we expect to keep innovating with future EA titles.”
Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight, the next installment to the bestselling, critically acclaimed real-time strategy franchise, will feature new levels of competitive multiplayer gameplay, including new features such as the 5v5 objective-based multiplayer mode. This functionality will elevate the social real-time-strategy experience, with the focus on teamwork and cooperation, which will be further enhanced with Vivox’ voice chat.
“Online games are fast-paced social experiences where voice chat is an essential element of user interaction,” said Nanea Reeves, senior vice president of EA’s Online Group. “With Vivox, we are providing our players an incredibly rich communications experience that combines the fun of an old time LAN party in the new age of online games.”
About Vivox, Inc.
Based in Natick, MA and founded in 2005, Vivox is the leading provider of community-building voice services for games and virtual worlds. Supporting over 11 million users in more than 180 countries, the Vivox Network is the world’s largest voice network for gamers. Vivox customers include game and virtual world developers and publishers such as CCP Games, Icarus Studios, Linden Lab, NCsoft, Realtime Worlds, Sony Online Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast. For more information on Vivox and the power of voice, visit www.vivox.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™ EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at info.ea.com
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