Runes of Magic Advances Game Play with Voice Chat from Vivox

Vivox, a provider of voice services for online games, virtual worlds, and the social Web, announced a partnership with Runewaker Entertainment to provide voice chat for the smash-hit massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Runes of Magic.

Recently named Massively’s Best Game Launch of 2009, Runes of Magic boasts a worldwide community of 2.8 million players. Vivox Voice chat for Runes of Magic is specifically designed to complement various game play styles of this worldwide audience. With access to high-definition voice in public and private voice channels, players will find it easier to coordinate adventures and socialize while in-game.

“Runewaker Entertainment has built a sophisticated game that resonates with players around the world who are looking for challenging adventures and a dynamic community,” said Rob Seaver, CEO and founder of Vivox. “Runes of Magic is setting new standards for the free-to-play MMO market with creative and gratifying game play. The addition of Vivox Voice will bring the community closer together around the game they love.”

“We have been looking forward to bringing voice chat to Runes of Magic for some time knowing the extraordinary benefits it brings to the community,” said Tony Tang, vice president of business development at Runewaker Entertainment. “Vivox is the only voice chat provider capable of delivering high-definition voice to gamers. With Vivox, we now have access to an unparalleled global network that will empower us to further enhance the game and extend the player base.”

Vivox voice chat is now available in Runes of Magic on the Taiwan servers and will soon be available for U.S. and European servers.

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