Toronto, CANADA--February 18, 2009-- G4BOX Inc and Wicked Interactive Ltd., North American publishers and distributors of interactive entertainment media, together announced today the tremendous success and popularity of the open beta for their military first-person shooter, Cross Fire. The beta, which began on Friday, January 30, 2009, has since gathered more than 25 000 registered players and made a major splash in the online first-person shooter scene. Cross Fire will continue in Open Beta through February.
"We knew there was an audience out there that was really anticipating Cross Fire, so we expected a good result," said Garvin Yeung, Chief Executive Officer of Wicked Interactive. "But even we are amazed by the overwhelming response that Cross Fire has garnered thus far,"
added Howard He, Chief Executive Officer of G4BOX."
The open beta launch marked the beginning of Cross Fire's persistent military-ranking and stat-tracking features. Player-progress will be tracked fromthe open beta onward so that players may accurately gauge their skills against the rest of the Cross Fire community. The Open Beta also introduced a clan system into the game, allowing players to band together into persistent teams. This feature is supported by a unified Subagames clan page, which maintains rankings of all clans across the Subagames library of free MMOs. The Cross Fire open beta also introduced in-game friend lists, in addition to a variety of new maps, weapons, and items.
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's flagship feature is its "Ghost Mode", which puts one team in possession of top-secret cloaking technology, rendering them invisible to the opposing team. This team of "ghosts" is armed only with knives, and must stealthily track and hunt the enemy team. This mode is exclusive to Cross Fire and no other mode exists quite like it in any other first-person shooter. Cross Fire also features Team Death Match, Search&Destroy and Elimination modes, in addition to 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. Visit the Cross Fire homepage at:
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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 INTERACTIVE Ltd.
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.