CrowdStar games heading to Microsoft Bing

CrowdStar games heading to Microsoft Bing

By Stuart Richardson

November 15th 2010 at 3:34PM

Big name social games studio to release titles on US firmâ??s web platforms

CrowdStar has announced that it has signed a deal with Microsoft to see its games featured on some of the latter’s various web platforms.

CrowdStar social games will be heading to the Bing games site first, with a plan to appear on other Microsoft platforms like Windows Live Messenger and MSN Games at a later date.

Crowdstar has said that the first game to feature on Bing will link player’s Facebook and Windows Live networks, functioning across multiple platforms.

"We're excited about the potential of Microsoft's and Bing's new gaming platforms and believe they are a great fit for CrowdStar to expand its portfolio of hit games in ways that are sure to delight customers," said CrowdStar CEO Niren Hiro.

"We believe Microsoft is expanding the reach of the gaming market in a way that benefits both developers and game players alike. We look forward to growing our businesses together."

“CrowdStar’s impressive lineup of popular titles have made them a leader in the social games space,” said Microsoft’s PC and Mobile Gaming senior global director Kevin Unangst.

“We’re taking a bold new approach to bridging the worlds of social and casual games, and are thrilled to work with CrowdStar to bring that vision to life.”