20th August 2009 - Section 8™ developer TimeGate Studios, along with publisher SouthPeak Games, is set to break new ground on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment platform from Microsoft® by launching X Server, an option for players to run their own dedicated servers. The X Server can handle up to 32 players at once, resulting in one of the largest multiplayer games currently available on the system. Meanwhile, PC users can also run servers that allow for up to 64 players online. More information and availability of the X Server software will be available at launch on www.joinsection8.com.
This added functionality is by no means necessary to enjoy the game, but adds an extra layer to the multiplayer experience. To make sure Section 8 burns in perfectly at launch, SouthPeak Games will be hosting dedicated PC and X servers, so players can go online to take part in these epic multiplayer matches themselves and see how the game is meant to be played. Without dedicated servers, Section 8 caters for 32 players on PC and 16 on Xbox 360.
“We want to give FPS fans an intense multiplayer experience when they're playing online, so the addition of dedicated servers and X servers is absolutely key to our strategy,” said Richard Iggo, VP of Marketing at SouthPeak. “We're confident that Section 8 will provide incredible team-based combat unlike anything else out there.”
Section 8 is available on PC and Xbox 360 in September 17th. For more information on the X Server program visit www.joinsection8.com.