Motorola Launches Real-Time Global Online Multiplayer Service Using Terraplay Systems Technology
Real-time online multiplayer games now available on Hellomoto.com
BASINGSTOKE, UK, 20 April 2005 – Motorola (NYSE:MOT) handset owners will today be able to take advantage of a selection of real-time, multiplayer games from Motorola’s consumer portal, www.hellomoto.com. True, multiplayer gaming has been made available on Motorola’s website through Terraplay Systems’ network technology. Visitors to hellomoto.com are already able to download a wide variety of rich content including games, ring-tones and wallpapers. The new addition of multiplayer gaming makes full use of the multi-media capabilities of Motorola’s wide range of devices. Designed for all levels of gaming interest and abilities to appeal to the widest market, multiplayer gaming creates communities with leagues, ladders, tournaments and in-game chat – delivering a compelling, interactive gaming experience for consumers which keeps them returning, consequently driving ARPU for operators. Multi-player games on hellomoto.com mean that users in Taiwan, for example, will be able to play users in the US, either through hellomoto.com or through a mobile operator service – uniting people no matter where they are. The Terraplay networking and community technology, Terraplay MOVE, is a connected game solution for mobile multiplayer gaming and is being used by a growing number of mobile operators on both 2.5G and 3G networks. The mobile technology is based on Terraplay’s proven and powerful fixed line multiplayer technology which supports online Playstation®2 gaming. Designed for all types of multiplayer games in the mobile space, Terraplay MOVE offers support for everything from turn-based games, sports games, action games and racing to full multiplayer games with thousands of concurrent players. “Motorola believes immersive human-to human-applications will be key drivers for growth in the mobile industry and we are very pleased to be offering such exciting multiplayer games to our customers. As part of our ‘Innovate’ programme we are always looking for the very best technologies, such as Terraplay, to support the considerable capabilities of our handsets, and in addition drive additional revenues for our operator customers. ” says Ronan Smyth, Applications Manager, Motorola. As part of the service, Motorola will provide a suite of games from some of the world’s best known games developers, available for its many handsets, on both 2.5G and 3G. Motorola has extensive relationships with the international game development market through its ‘Motocoder Global Community’. The launch titles will include ‘No Refuge’ and ‘Mole War’ from Mobile Interaction and Digital Chocolate respectively. “We are very pleased that Motorola have chosen us to support multiplayer games on their impressive handsets globally. This represents another major step forward in the development of Terraplay given the stature of Motorola in the global wireless market. Motorola’s initiative is excellent news for the growth of the multiplayer sector,” says Jeremy Lewis, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Terraplay Systems. “Multiplayer gaming, offered as premium services, is a real revenue generator and an ideal path to higher ARPU for all service providers”. The service is available now through Motorola’s consumer portal, www.hellomoto.com. Availability is initially in the UK with roll-out to all other regions soon thereafter.