Section 8 news as of late has been coming out more than Miley Cyrus and her stripper pole. It seems the latest tid-bit is about using your PC as an X-Server (dedicated server) for when you want to play 32 player matches on XBOX Live! Why hasn’t anyone already thought of this? PC gamers will also be able to run dedicated servers (which is nothing new for the PC platform) of up to 40 players. It seems with every passing day we find out more and more good info about this sure to be hit shooter. Hit the jump for the full press release!
SECTION 8TM REVEALS NEW X SERVER FOR THE XBOX 360
Players Will Be Able to Host Xbox 360® Game Servers on their Windows®-based PC
Midlothian, VA – August 12, 2009 – Section 8™ publisher SouthPeak Games along with developer TimeGate Studios, is set to break new ground on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment platform from Microsoft by supporting X Server functionality, an option where players can run their own dedicated servers using a Windows®-based PC.
An X Server can handle up to 32 players at once, resulting in one of the largest multiplayer games currently available on the Xbox 360. The X server software will be distributed free of charge* upon Section 8’s launch. Meanwhile, PC gamers can also run dedicated servers for the PC version of the game allowing up to 40 simultaneous players. More information on the availability of the X Server and PC server software will be available at launch on www.joinsection8.com.
This added functionality is by no means necessary to enjoy the game since Section 8 also features a single player campaign and offline ‘instant action’ where artificially intelligent bots take the place of human opponents. To make sure Section 8 enters battle with all guns blazing; SouthPeak Games will host official ranked PC and X servers in locations around the world. When dedicated servers are not used, Section 8 supports up to 32 players on PC and 16 on Xbox 360.
“FPS fans looking for the perfect multiplayer game expect fast, reliable servers when they’re playing online. We go one step further by offering an increased player count and boosting the game play experience to a new level,” said Richard Iggo, VP of Marketing at SouthPeak Games. “We’re confident that Section 8’s incredible team-based combat and our adoption of cutting-edge server technology provide an experience unlike anything else out there.”
Section 8 is available on PC and Xbox 360 on September 1 in North America and September 4 in Europe.
*Internet connection fees are the responsibility of the player.
About SouthPeak Games
SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak’s games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak’s products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, England.