SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA– October 6, 2010: PlaySpan TM, the global leader in monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks, announced today a new agreement with Ubisoft. Under the agreement, Ubisoft will use PlaySpan’s virtual goods monetization platform for a selection of its online games across multiple platforms worldwide.
PlaySpan’s comprehensive digital goods platform delivers“Monetization on Demand” via a full suite of offer management and reporting tools. In addition, UltimatePay provides over 85 international payment methods including credit cards, PayPal, mobile, and the Ultimate Game Card to maximize global reach and conversion.
“Developing our online games using PlaySpan’s ecommerce and payments platform will enable us to get to market quickly with high quality and confidence,” said Chris Early, vice president of digital publishing in the Americas for Ubisoft.“We can concentrate on our core competency of delivering rich gaming experiences without worrying about complex international payment requirements.”
“PlaySpan is extremely excited to partner with Ubisoft to achieve its international online and digital goods objectives,” said Karl Mehta, Founder&CEO of PlaySpan.“Our sophisticated ecommerce platform, analytical report suite, and the industry’s largest and most experienced digital goods monetization team will help Ubisoft ensure success.”
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Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2009-10 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of€ 871 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com .
About PlaySpan Inc.
PlaySpan™ is the global leader in monetization solutions for over 1,000 online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. PlaySpan's patent-pending in-game digital goods commerce and micropayment platform enables game publishers and developers to generate new revenues, acquire new users, and extend the loyalty of existing users.
PlaySpan also provides global payment solutions through its UltimatePay product which enables users to make safe, convenient, and friendly in-app purchases using over 85 global payment methods in 180 countries. UltimatePay includes PlaySpan’s ULTIMATE GAME CARD, which is a pre-paid card available in over 45,000 retail locations across North America and growing rapidly worldwide.
PlaySpan is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Ohio, Virginia, and Mumbai. Investors include Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC and Novel TMT Ventures. The company won the 2009 OnHollywood Category Award for Best Gaming Company.
For more information about PlaySpan, visit: http://corp.playspan.com
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