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Midway Licenses Rendez-Vous and Spark! from Quazal

Middleware provider Quazal today announced that Midway has licensed the company's Rendez-Vous and Spark! technologies for in-game lobby and matchmaking features across a number of next generation titles. The agreement covers both games developed by Midway's internal studios and titles in development by third parties, and gives developers the option of a flexible solution for more unique online features, or a more defined feature set for fast implementation.

Mike Drummelsmith, the Developer Relations Manager at Quazal said that "It's a pleasure to be available as a component for Midway's exciting lineup of upcoming games," while Michael Weilbacher, the Chief Technical Officer at Midway commented that "We intend to deliver a really solid multiplayer online experience across our next generation titles."

No word yet on which titles specifically will be featuring the technology, or what it will mean for end users, but a number of other publishers, including Atari, Capcom, Eidos, THQ and Ubisoft have also licensed Quazal's products.

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