Babel expands to provide MMO services

Babel expands to provide MMO services

By Michael French in San Francisco

February 21st 2008 at 2:50PM

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Babel has announced the formation of a specialist MMO team, headed by company founder and client services director Anthony McGaw.

The company - which already provides QA testing, translation, audio and print services - has begun work on a number of MMO projects from the USA, South East Asia and Europe. Babel boasts a worldwide resource of 350 specialist translators and editors and a test team of over 500 functionality and localisation testers based across offices in Montreal, Brighton and India.

Key to Babel's MMO offer is supporting the scale up of projects, aiding customer support and localisation of games for the global market and its diverse range of consumers.

As part of offering an end to end solution for MMO developers, Babel is increasing the size of its Indian facility and expanding into new service lines of outsourced art and customer support.

“You need scale, global delivery and flexibility to provide a credible service for MMOs,” said McGaw.

“You need large scale functionality testing, and online beta capability, the resources to translate 2-3 million word scripts, cast and record multiple actors and then carry out localization QA on the result. This is our core business.”