San Francisco, CA and Windsor, United Kingdom – October 20, 2015 – Aria Systems, which helps enterprises grow recurring revenue, today announced that CCP Games, a leading independent game developer, has chosen Aria’s monetization platform to gain business agility and accelerate product launch time for new game releases.
The Icelandic video game producer, best known for producing EVE Online and its pioneering virtual reality games, performed a comprehensive review of cloud-based billing solutions before choosing to adopt the Aria platform to monetize their entire portfolio of games. The first game to use Aria’s monetization platform will be EVE: Valkyrie, when it is launched in 2016.
“We are in a highly competitive industry and Aria will help us forge close relationships with our players, ensuring accurate billing and enabling us the agility to launch new games more quickly,” said Höskuldur Sigurðarson, Senior Producer at CCP Games.
“We expect that the partnership with Aria will enable ongoing innovation as we add to our product portfolio,” continued Sigurðarson. “As a technology company ourselves, we understand the importance of software that offers resilience and flexibility with growth.”
“CCP Games is at the forefront of gaming innovation, looking to continue their leadership with a billing system that enables them to quickly iterate and accelerate their time to market,” said Mike Gerardi, VP of Sales, Eastern U.S. and Europe, Aria Systems. “We’re delighted to serve as CCP’s global monetization partner as they roll out their new products via inventive recurring revenue models and look forward to seeing them achieve continued success with their immensely popular portfolio of games.”
CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac) as well as DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3. The company is currently developing Gunjack™, a virtual reality action game for the Samsung Gear VR mobile platform and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer virtual reality spaceship dogfighting shooter for PCs and the PlayStation®4. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.
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