Popular development tool used globally by video game developers and publishers contains enhanced API functionality

SAN FRANCISCO and RALEIGH, N.C.February 22, 2012 - XLOC, the leading provider of web-based localization management solutions for video game developers and publishers, announced today that more than 3,000 titles around the world have shipped that leverage its localization technology solution.

“We launched XLOC to help game developers create custom, high-quality localizations in less time and with lower cost than traditional methods.

Through customer feedback and by closely following industry trends, we continually update our solution to create a valuable, streamlined and efficient localization process,” said Stephanie Deming, co-founder and president of XLOC.

“We are very excited to have surpassed the 3,000 title benchmark and look forward to partnering with companies to make great games for many years to come.”

XLOC 4.0 was developed to satisfy the rigorous demands of game localization. XLOC is a customizable localization management solution with key features including:

  • Extended API functionality for enhanced automated game file updates and customization rebuild/download process.
  • XLOC API for seamless integration of developers' tools and processes.
  • Robust translation memory features and support.
  • More than 250 file formats supported.
  • Extended and adaptable asset build features.
  • Increased historical data for translations.
  • Expanded prototype build capabilities.
“Using XLOC’s solution for worldwide, multi-SKU title releases dramatically reduces our development time and creates a much smoother and more standardized localization process,” said Fiona Ebbs, Senior Localization Manager at Activision.  “XLOC allows my team to receive detailed insight into and control over all facets of our localizations - allowing me to focus on the high-level production details, instead of the day-to-day issues.”

The XLOC system was created based on industry experience with the goal of continually enhancing its features to meet constantly evolving market needs and delivering the utmost flexibility.  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 asset updates to be seen in real-time by developers, translators and publishers, and expedites time to market.

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 products 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 the Call of Duty® series, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™, NBA 2K11 and League of Legends and many more .  To learn more, please visit www.xloc.com.  

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