Simutronics has announced an agreement with Microsoft to feature Simutronics' line of multiplayer games on Microsoft's MSN Gaming Zone. The deal is expected to round out the Zone's current selection of fantasy and role-playing games, which, until now, had not been as heavily represented as action or board games.
CyberStrike 2, a 3D action game designed for low-lag play through the Internet, is the first Simutronics title to appear on the MSN Gaming Zone. One of the game's sessions allows up to 32 players per arena, a number that is significantly higher than the six players allowed by most Zone games. Debuting soon after will be fantasy game GemStone III, which has been played by over one million players since its creation.
Other titles to be featured on the MSN Gaming Zone will include DragonRealms, a fantasy role-playing game, and Hercules and Xena: Alliance of Heroes, a role-playing title based on the syndicated television shows.
Simutronics Corp., based in St. Louis, Missouri, can be reached at +1-301-670-7935 or on the web at http://simutronics.com/.
The MSN Gaming Zone, owned and operated by Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, can be reached at +1-425-882-8080 or at http://www.zone.com/.