HUNTSVILLE, Ala. & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Curse Inc. a leading video game media and technology company, and Hi-Rez
Studios, creators of the popular online video game, SMITE, announced
today the availability of a new integration between Curse Inc.’s VoIP
communication platform, Curse Voice, and SMITE. This integration will
allow players to easily create and enter voice sessions in-game. In
addition, Curse Voice will automatically detect players on the same team
already running the software and will prompt them to enter a voice
session with a click of a button.
Curse Voice is a new, VoIP communication platform designed for gamers to
compliment the gaming experience. The communication platform is easy to
use and doesn’t require players to leave the game they are playing in
order to connect to a voice chat with teammates. It boasts some of the
lowest latency times of any VoIP communication platform on the market.
The software also adds an extra layer of security for users by not
requiring any personally identifiable information, which can compromise
a user’s IP address and open them up to attacks.
"We are very excited to integrate to Curse Voice and to offer this much
requested service to our users," said Todd Harris, Chief Operating
Officer of Hi-Rez Studios. "Our developers have been using Curse Voice
internally for a while, and are all addicted to it!"
“Curse is excited to be working directly with Hi-Rez Studios to enhance
in-game communication and provide a greater overall play experience,”
said Curse CEO, Hubert Thieblot. He continued “The integration with
SMITE made perfect sense because of the competitive nature of the game
and the need for players to use a voice communication platform to
perform at their best.”
To kick-off this partnership, Curse and SMITE are offering 200 free
in-game gems to anyone who plays a game of SMITE using Curse Voice
between July 11 and August 18, 2014. Additionally, one person who plays
SMITE from July 11 – 18, 2014 using Curse Voice will be entered to win
an additional 8000 gems. For more information on the promotion, please
Founded in 2006, Curse Inc. is an online media and technology company
focused on gaming. Reaching more than 50 million unique visitors
worldwide and more than one billion page views per month according to
ComScore data, Curse is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing
gaming information companies. Curse empowers gamers with premium tools,
resources and content resulting in an enriched, authentic, and more
enjoyable gaming experience. Worldwide, gamers depend on Curse for the
tools and expertise they need to take their gaming to the next level.
Curse Inc. is headquartered in Huntsville, AL.
About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online
interactive entertainment. In 2010 the company released their first
title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda. The company released
the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend in 2012, and today released the
action 3D MOBA game SMITE, the Battleground of the Gods.
For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com or
Heather Hathaway, 256-772-8033, 256-603-3172 (cell)
Source: Curse Inc.