SSN offers 'free online publishing platform'

SSN offers 'free online publishing platform'

By Rob Crossley

September 18th 2009 at 12:40PM

CURRENT 3.0 platform allows players to download, install, play and patch software

Solid State Networks (SSN) is making significant changes to its digital publishing platform by making the service free for developers.

The CURRENT 3.0 publishing platform allows players to download, install and launch games on, as well as administer patches.

The free version, according to SSN, will allow devs to “provide players with a quality user experience while acquiring games and updates.”

The company is hoping that this free model will be its loss-leader, as additional features can be purchased on top of the free model.

Those features include “robust delivery solutions such as hybrid CDN/P2P” and patching optimizations. A dynamic web content add-on ca also be purchased for the portal.
 
“We are pleased to provide developers with a robust solution that they can deploy quickly to enhance the game acquisition experience for their players – and do it without impacting their existing budgets,” stated Rick Buonincontri, SSN CEO.