That's 50 people in Xbox Live playing Black Hawk Down

by: John -
Novalogic has confirmed today that the Xbox version of Delta Force - Black Hawk Down will let up to 50 people battling it out on Xbox Live. That's a great number of players folks and it'll be a great feat for Novalogic if they can pull this off smoothly on the console scene.
NovaLogic's New Delta Force -- Black Hawk Down to Feature 50 Players on Xbox Live

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2005--Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today confirmed that the forthcoming title Delta Force(R) - Black Hawk Down(R), for the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft, will feature mammoth 50 Player battles over Xbox(TM) Live!

This is the first time any Xbox title has demonstrated a multiplayer experience of up to 50 players on Xbox Live, with the current standard being 16 players. Based on the award winning, number 1 best selling PC franchise, DF - BHD has been redeveloped for the console specifically to take advantage of Xbox Live.

Xbox Live features for DF - BHD on Xbox include team support, stats, voice chat, messaging, matchmaking and more. In addition to the record breaking 50 player games online, DF - BHD also supports 8 multiplayer game types over a variety of different multiplayer environments, as well as 4 player split screen co-op and Xbox communicator headset support.

"DF - BHD on Xbox delivers what no other console title can. As well as a strong single player campaign the game drops you into the action-packed chaos of modern warfare with 49 other gamers," commented Lee Milligan, President of NovaLogic Inc. "We are ecstatic that we have been able to deliver next-generation multiplayer gaming to existing Xbox Live users before the next-gen consoles arrive."

"Xbox Live continues to set the standard for online gameplay and the multiplayer experience on Delta Force - Black Hawk Down is a true embodiment of that promise," said Cameron Ferroni, general manager of Xbox Live. "The future of Xbox Live is limitless, and we are excited about the new possibilities being opened today by Delta Force - Black Hawk Down."

Delta Force - Black Hawk Down is scheduled to ship on Xbox during Quarter 2, 2005. For more information, please visit www.blackhawkdownthegame.com.

About Delta Force - Black Hawk Down Xbox

Set in Somalia in 1993 and based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns, players will take on the role of an elite Delta Force Operative as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. Developed by Climax in the UK, Delta Force - Black Hawk Down brings the intensity of Modern Warfare to Xbox with a range of intense single player and multiplayer missions.
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