id Software has partnered with network company GNi to host Quake Live, the browser-based version of its classic game.
The game, which features full community features such as friends lists, skill matching, sponsored events and tournaments all directly from the web browser. To power the service, id is using GNi's 'Infrastructure as a Service' solution, providing the backbone without having to build it in-house.
"GNi has significant experience in the hosting of rapidly-scaling online games which solidified them as an excellent choice to host Quake Live," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software.
"The back-end systems and infrastructure are critical elements in reliably delivering Quake Live's state-of-the-art web interface, and GNi's ability to scale quickly using their Dedicated Hosting Infrastructure ensures that we always have the immediate and flexible capacity to provide our constantly expanding player base the best game experience on the web,"
Philip Bouchard, CEO of GNI, added: "Id Software is certainly a marquee brand and historically significant in the development of present day online gaming, so to be chosen to be a part of this rollout is a significant honor for GNI. The respective visions of id Software and GNI come together as we continue to see growth in the web-based community model as a strategic venue for reaching dedicated gamers and creating brand loyalty through well executed development and delivery."