2K Games to Publish Highly Anticipated MMO "Champions Online"
July 29, 2008
2K Games has announced that it will be the publisher for Cryptic Studios' highly anticipated MMO (massively multiplayer online) action game, "Champions Online". 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will be the North American and international publisher for the game which is being developed for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft* and Games for Windows. "Champions Online" is expected to be released spring of 2009.
Cryptic Studios' "Champions Online" Offers Total Customization to MMO Players
Established in July 2007, Cryptic Studios is a Los Gatos, CA based leading independent developer of massively multiplayer online games for Windows PC and current generation systems. An independent, employee-owned company, Cryptic is best known as the creator of the award-winning "City of Heroes" and "City of Villains" MMO titles. Based on the popular Champions pen-and-paper RPG, "Champions Online" will give players the ability to totally customize their hero experience while they explore a vast comic book universe.
Champions Online MMO to Launch Next Spring
"2K Games is excited to work with such a talented group as Cryptic Studios," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Given their stellar pedigree and amazing grasp of the MMO genre, we are confident that 'Champions Online' will deliver an innovative and exciting action MMO experience to gamers."
John Needham, CEO of Cryptic Studios, said "2K Games is a terrific publishing partner for Champions Online. Cryptic is proud that "Champions Online" will be 2K's first MMO title and we look forward to working together towards a tremendous launch next year."
*Champions Online for Xbox 360 is not yet concept approved by Microsoft