NEW YORK – June 15, 2010– Pando Networks, a leading provider of accelerated game delivery services, today announced that GamersFirst (http://www.gamersfirst.com ) has deployed Pando Networks’ services to improve download performance for its popular Free2Play MMO titles including: Knight Online, Sword 2 and War Rock: Clan Warfare.
Currently delivering more than 3 million global downloads per month, Pando Networks will optimize download delivery for the GamersFirst Free2Play community and enable gamers to download game files quickly and efficiently. GamersFirst serves more than 30 million gamers in over 160 countries. The company’s portal, GamersFirst.com, offers a range of multiplayer online games as well as rich community features.
GamersFirst has committed to providing gamers with the best possible gaming experience.Pando Networks’ technology enables GamersFirst to deploy a highly scalable game delivery platform with network capacity that expands as demand increases. This is especially important for online game distribution as new releases of popular games frequently result in a sudden surge in download demand that may otherwise degrade download performance for gamers.
“At GamersFirst, we work very hard to implement technologies that continuously help improve the gamer experience,” says Bjorn Book-Larsson, COO and CTO of GamersFirst. “Our partnership with Pando Networks gives us yet another opportunity to improve our Free2Play™ MMO game service and to really put our Gamers First. Integrating Pando means we can now offer additional options to our community for even faster, streamlined downloads compared with our traditional third party site download options."
“GamersFirst is a recognized pioneer of the Free2Play game business and we are thrilled to be working with such an industry leader.” said Robert Levitan, CEO of Pando Networks. “Our detailed performance data shows that gamers at GamersFirst are now experiencing faster download speeds and higher completion rates.” Pando technology currently delivers more than 3 million game downloads around the world each month.
About Pando Networks Inc.
Pando Networks improves the delivery performance of the most popular online games. . Pando accelerates content delivery, reduces delivery cost and provides detailed performance data. Pando is funded by Intel Capital, BRM Capital and Wheatley Partners. For more information, please visit: www.pandonetworks.com
GamersFirst is the leading Free2Play® MMO game publisher in the Western hemisphere. Serving over 30 million players, GamersFirst.com is where gamers gather to decide the price of the games they love to play–even when that price is “free.” Powered by GamersFirst CONNECT; the end-to-end game publishing, game operations, rapid game deployment and game community platform made available to all of GamersFirst’s Development Partners, GamersFirst.com features the hit MMO RPG and MMO FPS games War Rock, Knight Online, Sword of the New World and the future hits Parabellum, Victory, GoGoRacer and Taikodom. You can visit the company’s website at www.GamersFirst.com and sign up for a FREE account.