RakNet Joins the PS3 Tools and Middleware Program

Costa Mesa, CA (February 10, 2010) -- The most widely used open source network game engine, RakNet is announcing support for the PlayStation ® 3.

Available immediately to registered developers, RakNet adds support for the PlayStation ® Network family of services, including online matchmaking, audio video chat, and title user storage.

Jason King, a former Technical Director at Sony Online Entertainment, said "We developed JEOPARDY! and Wheel of Fortune for the Playstation ® Network. We budgeted a substantial amount towards network integration, but RakNet dramatically reduced the cost. Support was excellent. Since the two games’ releases, both JEOPARDY! and Wheel of Fortune have had flawless network performance."

RakNet will be demoing PS3 support at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco at booth 844 from March 11th to March 13th. Interested developers may schedule a demo or request an evaluation by emailing gdcdemo@jenkinssoftware.com

About RakNet: RakNet is a C++ game networking engine designed for ease of use and performance. Features include object replication, remote procedure calls, patching, secure connections, voice chat, and real-time SQL logging. RakNet has been shipped on the PS3, XBOX 360, Windows, Windows CE, Linux, Mac, and iPhone among others. Visit http://www.raknet.net/raknet for more information.

About Jenkins Software LLC: Located in Southern California and established in 2003, Jenkins Software LLC is the developer and publisher of RakNet and Echo Chamber. Jenkins Software specializes in multiplayer tools for game developers.

Contact:

Kevin Jenkins, President

Jenkins Software LLC

(408) 799-3818

http://www.jenkinssoftware.com


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.