TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Factory Digital Entertainment Studios is the first online game solution provider in the Greater China region with a focus on developing Online Console Games. Game Factory Digital Entertainment Studios is the first Chinese company to be authorized by Capcom, a well-known Japanese digital entertainment solution provider, to provide a networking solution for their classic masterpiece 'Ghouls and Ghosts' in order to make it an online game. This is the first time that a Chinese digital entertainment company has been authorized to re-design a classic Japanese game and develop into a Massive Multi-Player Online Game (MMOG), which will be the first product launched into the international market since Game Factory Digital Entertainment Studios established its own brands. 'Ghouls and Ghosts Online', which is currently under development, made its debut at this year's Game Developer Conference (GDC), a grand annual event for the global game industry. As the 'Ghouls and Ghosts' series are highly regarded as one of the best video games ever created, the latest version of 'Ghouls and Ghosts Online' instantly attracted the attention of the international video game industry and media. Capcom boasts a history of almost thirty years since its establishment in Japan. Many video game fans grew up with the company's video games, especially the 'Ghouls and Ghosts' series, which showcases intriguing and exciting graphics and extremely difficult paths. Mr. Monte Singman, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Game Factory, states, "It is Game Factory's honor to be authorized to network Ghouls and Ghosts. It shows Capcom's confidence in the research and development capacity of Game Factory. Game Factory will create a brand-new version of "Ghouls and Ghosts" by integrating the essence of this classic game with the most cutting-edge 3D technology for the online game. We will offer 'Ghouls and Ghosts Online', a game created by the Chinese that meets the international standard. Game Factory hopes to navigate a new path for the Chinese game industry, that is, to initiate a development pattern incorporating international markets into originality." In addition, what is worth noting is that in November 2002, Game Factory was licensed by the Microsoft Corporation's Xbox (TM) Tools & Middleware Program to independently develop games and consoles. As a result, Game Factory joined the line of Xbox console development and became the first Chinese company to develop a Massive Multi-Player Online Game for Xbox Live. The forte of Game Factory is the cutting-edge technology of game networking developed by the company itself. In the future, Game Factory will focus on the development of Massive Multi-Player 3D Online Games for the Xbox that takes full advantage of the Xbox's uniqueness, hoping to attract more Xbox players and future Xbox Live players. "Ghouls and Ghosts Online", currently under development, is projected to be finished in the middle of 2004. At GDC, two versions, PC and Xbox, were disclosed, which will be displayed at E3 in the United States next May and will be launched into markets in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Europe and Greater China region. About Game Factory Game Factory, a Taiwan based Digital Entertainment Studio, is focusing on the making of both TV consoles and PC online games. Game Factory's vision is to produce world-class professional standard products that meet the ever- growing demands on the global game market.
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