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Sony enters the Facebook game business

Posted by: Chad at 3/8/2010 12:44 PM
With the increasing popularity of gaming on Facebook, Sony couldn't ignore it forever.  Today they announced and launched PoxNora on Facebook.  The turn-based strategy game with collectible card game elements has been around for quite some time, but Sony acquired the rights in January 2009.  Now, you can play a customized version on Facebook.

Read on for more details or PoxNora on Facebook here.



SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EVER FACEBOOK® GAME WITH POXNORA®

PoxNora for Facebook Brings Popular Strategy Game to Millions of New Players

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 8, 2010 -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) has launched its popular turn-based strategy game PoxNora® on Facebook®. Tapping into its expertise as a preeminent online entertainment company, SOE plans to follow this inaugural Facebook launch of PoxNora with additional games for the Facebook platform based on both existing franchises and new intellectual property.

PoxNora is a combination turn-based strategy game and collectable card game set in a fantasy world of creatures, relics, and spells. SOE acquired PoxNora in January 2009, and since then the game has expanded in reach and popularity with over 2.5 million registered accounts to date.

“The Facebook platform offers gamers a new and powerful way to interact with and tap into their social communities,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “With the launch of PoxNora for Facebook, we are leveraging the expertise SOE has gained bringing entertainment to the online gaming community for over 10 years.”

From microtransactions to community play, SOE has customized the Facebook version of PoxNora to appeal to a wider social networking audience in a fun and engaging way. The new PoxNora for Facebook harnesses the platform’s social channels by allowing users to invite friends and post updates of accomplishments.

SOE is launching the Facebook version of PoxNora at a time of tremendous growth in online social gaming. The success of social gaming is largely attributed to Facebook’s wild popularity and the maturing virtual goods business.

To experience the new PoxNora for Facebook, please visit:

http://apps.facebook.com/poxnora


About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends®, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; Tucson, AZ and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.

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