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Funcom, Solid State Partner On Digital Distribution Solutions

Funcom, Solid State Partner On Digital Distribution Solutions

September 10, 2008 | By Eric Caoili

September 10, 2008 | By Eric Caoili
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Content delivery software developer is partnering with Age of Conan publisher Funcom to develop solutions intended to help game companies improve digital delivery of large files like updates and patches, the companies announced today.

Solid State has worked with Funcom since April to deliver Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' beta releases, launching an Early Access program that made the MMO available for purchase to select testers one week prior to its retail launch.

The two companies say they were able to distribute the title to over 100,000 players over several days, generating over 2 petabytes of data transfer, using a hybrid solution that blended P2P capabilities based on the BitTorrent Protocol and and Highwinds Network Group's content delivery network (CDN).

Funcom once again enlisted Solid State's services in June to support the distribution of game content for Sci-Fi MMORPG Anarchy Online.

"We are honored to partner with Funcom because they continue to push the envelope when it comes to game development, and in doing so, they are elevating the challenges of delivering and keeping those games updated," says Solid State Networks founder and CEO Rick Buonincontri.

He continues, "We are proud to be playing such a crucial role in delivering Funcomís games to players around the world and we will continue to strive to deliver the ultimate game acquisition experience as Funcom expands to other platforms and develops future projects."

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