STOCKHOLM, August 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Expansive Worlds is happy to announce that theHunter has reached a new milestone in record time. More than 2 million gamers have now registered to play the world's most advanced hunting simulation. With the first million reached only nine months earlier, it's safe to say that theHunter has taken off.
A major part of the success can be attributed to the introduction of a celebrated multiplayer mode earlier this summer. It has increased the time players spend in the game, how likely they are to bring friends along and has made previously retired hunters return to our virtual forests. Our data indicates that we now have registered players from almost every nation in the world, including Greenland and Réunion Island outside of Madagascar. Clearly, virtual hunting is a universally enjoyable experience that unites all of humankind.
"It's fantastic to see that a highly specialized game like theHunter can attract such a large audience in such a short time", said Expansive Worlds CEO Pim Holfve. "Even though the game has been out for over four years, it keeps feeling fresh thanks to the constant updates. All of this is made possible by running the game as a service. We're also blessed with the most amazing community. They love to share their experiences with their friends, and we enjoy bringing them high intensity hunting in a wide range of virtual environments. Expansive Worlds is building this game along with our community. It's a beautiful thing."
"theHunter is celebrating one victory after another", commented Christofer Sundberg, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Avalanche Studios. "It's great to see new players finding this unique game, and experienced hunters rediscovering it. As a free to play service, theHunter represents a different aspect of the current gaming landscape than blockbusters like Just Cause and Mad Max. Gaining experience from all of them has been immensely useful for the Avalanche Studios company group. I look forward to seeing theHunter evolve for many years to come."
About Expansive Worlds
Expansive Worlds, an independently operated subsidiary of Avalanche Studios, is focused on socially connected, online games distributed directly to gamers. In 2009, Expansive Worlds released theHunter, a free roaming first-person hunting game. theHunter is developed in close collaboration with its thriving community, and is continually infused with new features and content updates.
SOURCE Expansive Worlds