28th January 2010: Multiplay has been chosen as a major host for beta key and game client distribution for Battlefield Bad Company 2; EA's hotly awaited first person shooter.
The beta officially launches today at 5:00pm GMT. With 10,000 beta keys to give away and an anticipated 100,000 downloads of the client within the next few days, Multiplay's Fileplay site really has established itself as one of the key players in gaming file distribution.
Multiplay has also been chosen as one of the few global providers of the official ranked servers for Bad Company 2. Following on from a long-standing support of the Battlefield Series Multiplay is set to provide many thousands of player slots form launch.
Craig Fletcher, Managing Director of Multiplay said: "I am very excited that Fileplay has once again been chosen as a primary release site for a major game beta. Owning our own network gives the capability to serve hundreds of thousands of gamers in just a few days."
Craig continued: "The same approach to quality, low latency and lag free gaming has meant we are once again chosen as a trusted partner for EA. We look forward to many thousands of gamers playing on our servers in the beta and beyond."
Multiplay has also been involved behind the scenes with the testing of the game and server performance so we know gamers are going to love it.
To get involved in the beta launch, register your interest at www.fileplay.net
Screenshots can be downloaded directly here.
For further information, please contact:
Ali Wood (Premier PR)
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