Codemasters Signs Multi-Title Deal with Exit Games: Exit Games Photon Chosen to Power Upcoming Massive Multiplayer Online Titles

Portland, OR – September 22 nd, 2011 – Exit Games today announced that its leading network engine Photon has been selected in a multi-title agreement by Codemasters to power the developer and publishers’ browser-based multiplayer online games, including the forthcoming F1 ONLINE The Game™.

Codemasters will utilize Photon as its core network technology for multiple upcoming online games. The choice by this respected games publisher and triple-A game development studio once more proves that Photon is the leading network engine and socket server for large scale online game projects.

Photon is the market’s only commercial socket server and network engine featuring reliable UDP (RUDP), a C/C++-based core for ultimate performance and a server that is extensible in C#. These features make Photon an ideal and unique complement for the development of MMOGs or first person shooters.

Bryan Black, Technical Director Online states: “We chose Photon for three reasons: first it provides us with proven, rock-solid and scalable technology. Second: we were really impressed by their team. We told them what we needed and they put together a fantastic demo which gave us a lot of confidence. That was really convincing. However, in the end, the price tag must fit as well, so the final reason was their competitive pricing.”

Christof Wegmann, CTO of Exit Games replies:”We are extremely honored that Photon was chosen once more by an AAA publisher and studio. Codemasters has developed and published so many stunning games and now the company’s next online game titles will all be powered by our Photon engine. I think it really proves that we are on track with Photon to become the leading network engine not only for Unity projects, but on all platforms.”

Exit Games Photon FREE licenses for Unity, iOS, Android, Flash, Silverlight and many other platforms can be downloaded at http://shop.exitgames.com.

About Codemasters:

Codemasters, the award winning games developer and publisher, has a 25-year heritage and annual revenues in excess of US$ 150 Million. The company’s dominant brands include DiRT, GRID, Cricket and Operation Flashpoint; the company retains the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA ONE. F1 2010, the first multi-format high-definition FORMULA ONE racing game released September 2010, is the fastest-selling FORMULA ONE game ever released. Codemasters operates three UK development studios – one at its Warwickshire HQ with further sites at Guildford and Birmingham. An additional art studio is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2009 Codemasters won the coveted Grand Prix Award at the 2009 Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. Across the group, Codemasters employs over 450 people. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 50 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm that first invested in Codemasters in 2005. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com

About Exit Games:

Exit Games is the leading provider of network engines for the development of online games on multiple platforms. Exit Games' high performance socket server, Photon, allows developers to easily implement realtime features into games or applications for browsers, personal computers, Macs or mobile devices including the iPad, iPhone and Android. 

Exit Games products are used by leading entertainment industry customers such as OpenFeint, Bigpoint, Walt Disney, Square Enix, Taito, Konami, World Golf Tour and E! Entertainment to create online, social and community-based games and applications.

Exit Games was founded in 2003 with venture capital funding and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with an office in Portland, Oregon, USA. For more information, please visit the company website:  www.exitgames.com.  


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