11 September, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BigWorld Technology licensee NetEase (Nasdaq: NTES) announced that it will officially launch TianXia II (TX2) into open beta on 20 September, 2009.
TX2 is the popular, high quality, Chinese traditional style themed game from NetEase - China’s leading MMOG publisher. TX2 is a sprawling, epic Chinese mix of mythology and history, where you are placed at the heart of conflict between the forces of good and evil in Ancient China.
TX2 will be high-end gamers’ "best choice of Chinese themed 3D MMORPG games", commented Bill Pang, Director of Business Development from NetEase’s Online Game Department.
“It is a high quality signature Chinese MMORPG that I would compare to WOW and AION. I think NetEase will continue to add depth and game play until they reach their goals”, commented John De Margheriti, CEO of BigWorld.
NetEase recently announced that their total unaudited revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were US$127.7 million, of which US$114.4 million were from online games.
NetEase.com, Inc. is a leading China-based Internet technology company that pioneered the development of applications, services and other technologies for the Internet in China. NetEase’s online communities and personalized premium services have established a large and stable user base for the NetEase websites which are operated by its affiliates. In particular, NetEase provides online game services to Internet users through the in-house development or licensing of massively multi-player online role-playing games, including Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, Westward Journey Online III, Tianxia II and Datang.
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BigWorld Pty Ltd was formed in 2002 to commercialize years of intense R&D, which started in 1999 and continues to this day. With a direct local presence in the USA, China, Japan and Europe, BigWorld licenses its middleware platform to game studios and publishers around the world to build successful next generation MMOGs and Virtual Worlds. For more information and links to currently released or in production titles, visit www.bigworldtech.com
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