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Local online gaming pioneer returns, aims to revitalize industry

(The Philippine Star) - December 21, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - X-Play Online Games founder and chief executive officer Enrique Y. Gonzalez returns to a familiar ground, aiming give the online gaming industry the jolt it needs with the fast-paced and free-to-play action sports PC online game NBA2K Online.

“We’ve been waiting for the next big online game title for years and now we have it in NBA2K Online,” Gonzales said. “If we look at the current Philippine online gaming market, it is now saturated with FPS (first person shooter) and MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games. We’re looking to insert more excitement through an online sports game.”

Gonzalez was at the forefront when the online gaming industry broke out a decade ago. His time at the helm of IP e-Games (e-Games) was marked with his innovative and out-of-the-box ideas, as seen through the successful online game titles in RAN Online, Cabal Online, O2 Jam, and Audition Dance Battle.

NBA2K Online combines the best of what the NBA2K series has to offer with immersive gameplay, rich player customization, and a massive online community. NBA2K Online is X-Play’s initial foray into online gaming.

“We think NBA2K Online perfectly suits the current profile of local gamers,” Gonzalez said. “Players are looking for quick but aggressive PvP (player-versus-player) matches and that is what the game exactly offers.”

According to Gonzalez, the end game for NBA2K Online is for it to carve a significant market in the competitive local e-sports scene, citing the Filipinos’ innate love for both basketball and online gaming. 

For more information, visit www.nba2konlne.ph.

 

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