Icarus Studios and Level 3 Communications released a joined statement announcing their deal to upgrade Fallen Earth's download and update services, an increase of 20-fold from before, which means players will have faster client and patching downloads:
BROOMFIELD, Colo. - (Business Wire) Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it is working with North Carolina-based video game developer Icarus Studios to deliver Caching, Download and Storage services for the massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), Fallen Earth.
Since the release of Fallen Earth last fall, Level 3 has been working with co-developers Icarus Studios, a leading provider of white-label MMOGs and virtual worlds, and Fallen Earth, LLC to deliver the Caching and Download services for the award-winning game.
"Since the launch, we have aimed to make Fallen Earth more accessible to all of our customers worldwide," said James Hettinger, CEO of Icarus Studios. "Level 3 enables us to provide players with a quick, reliable download and seamless gaming experience. With Level 3, we have increased our bandwidth capacity by 20-fold and supported peaks of up to 4,000 Megabits per second."
Icarus Studios also uses Level 3 Content Delivery Network (CDN) services to deliver new content and critical game updates to players, making it a vital component of their infrastructure.
In addition to Caching and Download services, Level 3 offers a full suite of CDN services, providing game developers and publishers with solutions for live event streaming for tournaments and new game launches, real-time usage analytics and insight, traffic management services, and data storage. Level 3 is positioned to provide true end-to-end solutions that enable content delivery from "creation to consumption."
"The Level 3 network is designed to support the high-quality experience online gamers demand," said Peter Neill, senior vice president of Content Markets for Level 3. "Leveraging the capabilities of the Level 3 network, we're able to provide not only the reliable infrastructure and real-time traffic management that are critical for a quality gaming experience; we provide customers like Icarus Studios with 24/7 access to reporting data and analytics to help them make better decisions for their business."