Call of Duty®: Black Ops Reaches Fans Across the Globe with XLOC

RALEIGH, NC– Nov. 11, 2010– XLOC, the leading provider of web-based global localization solutions for video games, announced today that its technology was used to manage the localization process of the highly-anticipated title Call of Duty®: Black Ops . XLOC worked with Activision Publishing, Inc. to localize the blockbuster title into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, Nintendo Wii™, Windows PC and Nintendo DS.

Call of Duty®: Black Ops drops players behind enemy lines into covert warfare, deniable operations and explosive conflicts around the globe during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known. The epic single player campaign is matched by an all-new multiplayer mode that delivers a new level of player customization and features, including Wager Match gameplay and Theater video recording capabilities.  Call of Duty: Black Ops also supports stereoscopic 3D via active shutter technology glasses.

“Using XLOC, the Activision team can stay on track with localizations, manage assets and forecast completion times for launch dates, which ultimately enables them to deliver their products into the hands of players even sooner,” said Stephanie Deming, president and co-founder of XLOC. “We are very pleased to continue working with Activision to help deliver the Call of Duty franchise to millions of fans worldwide.”

Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Publishing, Inc, Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated“M” (Mature– Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language) by the ESRB,The title is scheduled for release worldwide November 9 th for theXbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii™ and Windows PC. A version for Nintendo DS is available, from developer n-Space also titled Call of Duty: Black Ops and is rated“T” for Teen. For additional Call of Duty updates, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @JD_2020.

XLOC offers completely customizable management solutions for integrating localization into game development to enable simultaneous global shipment.  As developers provide their latest assets, XLOC dynamically synchronizes with these localized game resources, proactively generating current, changing asset lists and separating the translation effort from game asset format specifics.  This process allows for updates to be accessed in real-time by developers, translators and publishers, and expedites time to market.  XLOC was created based on industry experience, and the team is continually enhancing its features to meet constantly evolving market needs and offer the utmost flexibility.

About XLOC

XLOC is the leading provider of web-based global localization management solutions for the international computer and video game industry, with more than 45 years of production, programming and development experience.  XLOC offers organizational management systems that streamline localization processes and simplify the integration of localization into the development cycle. This process saves game developers and publishers significant time and money, and allows them to ship their international SKUs simultaneously across multiple game platforms and languages to realize the full potential of the global marketplace.  XLOC solutions are compatible with all major 3D engine technologies, social networking games and vast MMO environments, and can be leveraged as stand-alone products or be combined with XLOC’s consulting and support services. Titles built using XLOC include Blur, League of Legends, the Call of Duty series , Warhammer Online and many more .  To learn more, please visit www.xloc.com.

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