GameRanger, the PC online gaming service, today announced that five million users have signed up and created multiplayer profiles to play their games online with friends.
GameRanger provides multiplayer for over 600 PC games. Many of these games either had their original servers shut down ("end-of-life") or had massive networking problems with their existing systems.
More recently, GameRanger has become a popular solution for game developers distributing their games across multiple online stores without being locked into a multiplayer "walled-garden" on a single store. GameRanger allows friends to play each other, while still having freedom to choose where they buy their games.
"When you've bought a game you love, you should be able to keep playing it with your friends regardless of how many others are still playing," said Scott Kevill, president of GameRanger Technologies. "Server shutdowns, 'sunsetting' and 'kill-switches' are the dark side of multiplayer gaming."
GameRanger keeps multiplayer games alive by reversing the multiplayer decline and creating thriving communities.
GameRanger runs on Windows XP or later and is available as a free download from http://www.GameRanger.com