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Online firm's middleware to help make PC game for mass-market audience

Sierra Online using BigWorld tech

Australian middleware outfit BigWorld Technology has announced an with Sierra Online that will see the Vivendi-owned firm use the BigWorld Technology Suite for an upcoming PC online game.

The unannounced title is being targetted at a mass-market audience, Sierra said.

“We look forward to working with Sierra Online to develop a title that holds wide appeal for gamers,” said Gavin Longhurst, vice president of business development for BigWorld.

“The demand for online games is increasing and the Big World Suite assists developers in rapid prototyping, providing a powerful development environment that allows the production team to focus on building online worlds that continue to exceed the expectations of gamers."

Judith Hoffman, studio manager for Sierra Online, added: “Sierra Online continually evaluates its development technology and is always looking for solutions that will help us develop world-class, innovative titles. BigWorld’s powerful online middleware Technology Suite will provide the flexibility to develop an upcoming online game that will take the gameplay experience to the next-level of functionality and sophistication.”

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