SHANGHAI, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA) ("Giant" or "Company"), a leading Chinese online game developer and operator, today announced that peak concurrent users ("PCU") for ZT Online 2, the sequel to the Company's flagship game ZT Online, reached over 435,000 on September 24, 2011.
Mr. Xuefeng Ji, Giant's vice president of research and development and the producer of ZT Online 2 commented, "Our entire development team is excited to see ZT Online 2 reach a new high of 435,000 PCU. The new hardcore features as well as the casual and social features incorporated into ZT Online 2 have been welcomed by gamers during the open beta testing. The new in-game economy that targets users across a wider range of spending habits provides a strong foundation for our future growth, which we intend to further bolster through the addition of new content on a regular basis."
Mr. Yuzhu Shi, Giant's chairman and chief executive officer commented, "We are extremely pleased to see interest in ZT Online 2 continuing to ramp up. By surpassing 435,000 PCU, ZT Online 2 has solidified its position as a true hit game. We will continue to focus on new and innovative development and marketing initiatives to keep expanding the user base and growing game revenue over the near term."
Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA) is a leading online game developer and operator in China in terms of market share, and focuses on massively multiplayer online role playing games. Currently, Giant operates multiple games, including ZT Online, ZT Online Green Edition, ZT Online 2, Giant Online, XT Online, and The Golden Land. Giant has built a nationwide distribution network to sell the prepaid game cards and game points required to play its games. For more information, please visit Giant Interactive Group on the web at www.ga-me.com.
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