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Turbine and IGN make a deal.


Turbine signs digital distribution deal with IGN Entertainment's Direct2Drive to make Destiny available for purchase online.

Turbine announced that it has made its title, Asheron’s Call: Throne of Destiny (AC), available for purchase on Direct2Drive (www.direct2drive.com), the online digital retail store operated by IGN Entertainment. Now in its seventh year of operation, AC is a fully developed world — complete with a deep history, community and ongoing storyline. “We are thrilled that Turbine chose Direct2Drive as their digital delivery outlet for AC,” said Sutton Trout, vice president, Digital Content for IGN Entertainment’s consumer products division.

“Direct2Drive is dedicated to gamers who want the best quality games, and our partnership with Turbine further accelerates Direct2Drive’s momentum as a leader in the digital distribution market.”

Launched in 1999, AC is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that draws together thousands of players within an evolving and dynamic persistent 3D world. With an evolving storyline, adventures, quests and frequent content updates, AC immerses players in an intense role-playing environment. An extensive system of formal allegiances and player influence greatly enhances social interaction within the game. AC has received several awards over its seven year history including being ranked number-27 of Gamespy’s Top 50 games of all time. Asheron’s Call: Throne of Destiny is currently available for purchase for $19.99. Additional information can be found at ac.turbine.com.

“AC represents one of the longest running massively multiplayer online games in the industry and due to continuing demand we have partnered with Direct2Drive to continue to broaden our reach,” said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO for Turbine. “Direct2Drive is a leader in digital distribution, offering best-of-breed games from the best developers and publishers in the industry, and we're excited to offer their service to the AC community.”

Posted by Ed on June 09.


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