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|TeamSpeak 3 Voice Communication Software To Be Featured In America's Army 3
Published by Florence Espinoza on Mar 17, 2009
|MURNAU, GERMANY, March 17, 2009 - TeamSpeak Systems GmbH, developer of cutting edge voice communication software and integrated solutions, announced today the integration of TeamSpeak 3 voice communication software within America's Army 3 (AA3). America's Army 3 is the only free action game that delivers an authentic and entertaining Army experience by reflecting the training, technology, actions and career advancement of a Soldier within a unique exciting game experience. The game will be released by the U.S. Army in 2009 and as with previous versions of America's Army, AA3 will be constantly updated to include new features and missions and to highlight cutting-edge technologies being incorporated in today's Army.
"Current America's Army players use TeamSpeak 2 with great success as it offers them the clear voice communication they need for effective teamwork," said Michael Bode, America's Army Executive Producer. "The quality of the TeamSpeak products simply can't be beaten. TeamSpeak 3 is becoming the default third-party VOIP solution on the PC platform. It offers us so many exciting features, and we plan to take advantage of them all, some in the initial release and others later with each AA3 expansion pack."
Using the state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 3, America's Army game developers brought the most popular trademark gameplay features from the previous versions to AA3. Highlights include authentic weapons and technologies, realistic training and exciting gameplay missions. AA3 provides players new insights into the Army and Soldiering while making the game easier to play, easier to install and easier to download.
"TeamSpeak 3 provides America's Army with a very high quality VOIP system that will make America's Army 3 an even better product," said Bill Perez, lead programmer for AA3. "The TeamSpeak 3 Software Development Kit made the integration of TeamSpeak 3's VOIP system into America's Army 3 very fast and easy. The excellent documentation, fast technical support, and easy to follow sample code all combined to make the process of integrating TeamSpeak 3 into America's Army 3 an efficient and cost-effective way to add quality VOIP."
AA3 highlights different aspects of the Army from Army Values and the Warrior Ethos to Army career opportunities and lifestyles both on and off duty. Through their in-game characters, AA3 players will be able to experience the ways Soldiers train, live, and advance in the Army. AA3 players will also experience different types of technologies and equipment used by the Army's high-tech Soldier. Players are bound by Rules of Engagement (ROE) and gain experience as they navigate challenges in team-based, multiplayer, force on force operations. In the game, as in the Army, accomplishing missions requires teamwork and adherence to the seven Army Core Values. In the game, a player's actions and demonstrated Army values will have consequences that are integral to success in gameplay and will affect a player's career progression.
About America's Army
The Army creates and distributes America's Army so that young Americans can virtually explore Soldiering in the U.S. Army like Soldiers experience it -- as individuals and as members of teams. Through the Game's virtual experiences, young Americans can explore the Army from basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and medic training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas to operations in defense of freedom. Along the way, they can join elite Army units and experience the strength of Army teamwork, values and technology within an engaging environment. The game has become an online phenomenon, consistently ranking among the most popular PC action games played online. The games are rated T for Teen and can be downloaded free from various partners listed on the www.americasarmy.com site. They are also distributed at local Army Recruiting stations, ROTC Detachments and Army events.
In the America's Army game, players are bound by Rules of Engagement (ROE) and grow in experience as they navigate challenges in team-based, multiplayer, force on force operations. In the game, as in the Army, accomplishing missions requires teamwork and adherence to the Army's core values. Through its emphasis on team play, the game demonstrates these values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage and makes them integral to success in America's Army.
The Army launched America's Army in July of 2002, and has released major updates to the game every few months. These releases feature new technologies, missions, Army units and occupations. In keeping with the dynamic nature of Soldiering, the America's Army game will continue to expand and will allow players to explore the Army of today, tomorrow and the future. An entirely new version of the game, America's Army 3, will be released in 2009.
About TeamSpeak Systems, GmbH
Based in Murnau, Germany, TeamSpeak Systems GmbH develops cutting edge voice communication software and integrated solutions. The company is best known for its TeamSpeak line of products. TeamSpeak is quality, scalable software which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. TeamSpeak is a client-server solution which also includes a robust, cross-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac) Software Development Kit (SDK). The TeamSpeak SDK enables full-featured voice integration within existing products or services, including online games, virtual worlds, educational programs, military simulators, or any application where up to thousands of users require crystal clear, simultaneous voice communication.