Flagship Studios reveals plans for the multiplayer infrastructure for Hellgate:
London, their upcoming first-person role-playing game:
Calif., (August 17th, 2006) Flagship Studios and HanbitSoft, Inc. have announced
a new joint venture called Ping0, LLC which will manage all aspects of hosting
online games. Ping0 recently entered an agreement with NAMCO BANDAI Games
America to digitally distribute, host and manage the online component to
Flagship’s highly anticipated title, Hellgate: London.
“Supporting Hellgate: London is just the beginning for Ping0,” said Bill Roper,
CEO and co-founder of Flagship Studios. “We fully expect Ping0 to both handle
the online components and digitally distribute all of Flagship’s future titles.
The company will also provide publishers and developers that want to bring their
games online with a solution proven by one of the most highly anticipated titles
in the industry.”
The joint venture between Flagship Studios and HanbitSoft represents the strong
commitment to online gaming shown by both companies from a development and
“Through Ping0, we will offer a turn-key solution for developers and publishers
developing online games, from sophisticated MMOs to casual games,” said
HanbitSoft Executive Vice President Tony Park. “Additionally, we are extremely
excited about bringing our own titles to new markets through this joint
The online component created by Ping0 is designed to take full advantage of the
latest technologies while offering a solution for bringing many different styles
of games into the online arena. The company also provides hosting and management
solutions and will be the group responsible for creating the online gaming
destination for Hellgate: London.