Toronto, CANADA-January 29, 2009-- G4BOX Inc and Wicked Interactive Ltd., North American publishers and distributors of interactive entertainment media, together announced today the open beta launch date of their free online military first-person shooter, Cross Fire.
The Open beta will go live tomorrow, Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12 PM EST. In the open beta, anyone and everyone is invited to play the game for free, without any download or subscription fees. At 12 PM EST on January 29, 2009, the Cross Fire servers will go down in preparation for the open beta launch.
"We are very proud to be taking Cross Fire to the next level by launching the open beta," said Stanley Yu, Chief Executive Office of Wicked Interactive. "We have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in bringing Cross Fire to this stage, in order to provide players with the best possible game experience," added Howard He, Chief Executive Officer of G4BOX, "The Cross Fire Open Beta will deliver a wealth of new featureswe know players will enjoy."
The open beta launch marks the beginning of Cross Fire's persistent military-ranking and stat-tracking features. Player-progress will be tracked from the open beta onward so that players may accurately gauge their skills against the rest of the Cross Fire community. The Cross Fire open beta will also introduce in-game friends lists and clan formation features, in addition to numerous new maps, weapons, and items.
To celebrate Cross Fire's open beta launch, Subagames is hosting a number of events and promotions. During the first week of open beta, players will enjoy a 50% increase in the amount of GP earned in-game. This will allow Cross Fire players to purchase more of the new open beta weapons and items. In addition, the first 30 clans to register during the open beta will do so for free, at absolutely no GP cost!
Cross Fire is an online military first-person shooter for the PC, developed by SmileGate and Neowiz, and co-published by G4BOX and Wicked Interactive. Players assume the role of either a Black List or Global Risk mercenary, and then join an online team that must work together to complete objective-based scenarios. Cross Fire supports four modes of play including, Team Death Match, Search&Destroy, Elimination, and the exclusive Ghost Mode, in which you become an invisible stealth assassin! Cross Fire also includes a military ranking system, in-game friends lists, a clan formation system, and deep character customization options. Cross Fire is free-to-download-and-play. http://crossfire.subagames.com
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About G4BOX Inc.
G4BOX INC. is a digital media provider, specializing in the publishing and distribution of online video games. The company was founded in
2006 on the principle that online, community-based video games offer unique and compelling gaming experiences with untapped mass market potential and wide social appeal. They currently offer a growing portfolio of successful, massively multiplayer online game properties.
G4BOX is based in Toronto, Canada, where it employs a staff of widely-talented and culturally diverse employees - headed by an experienced and imaginative management team. Their mission is to become a premier content provider in the online gaming market.
For more information about G4BOX and its current product offerings, please visit www.g4box.com.
About WICKED INTERACTIVELtd.
Wicked Interactive Ltd. is a video game publisher, founded in 2008, and based out of Toronto, Canada - the tech capital of Ontario. Through our Subagames platform, we offer a centralized online destination where North American gamers can access a range of massively multiplayer online game experiences.
In order to reach the widest number of online gamers - and to inspire participation and equality - we offer our fully-featured MMOs at no cost to the player. Our games are free to download, free to play, and free to enjoy! The Wicked Interactive Mission is to provide an accessible and engrossing MMO game experience that is free and enjoyable for everyone.
For more information about Wicked Interactive and its current product offerings, please visit www.wickedinteractiveltd.com.