Empire of Sports, the sports-based MMORPG, is being spearheaded into China by Giant Interactive Group.
Developed in Switzerland, Empire of Sports is a virtual sports world. In it players assume the role of a single character throughout the game. They are able to compete in virtual international events as part of a team and currently they can play basketball and tennis, go skiing and participate in a series of fitness and training games.
Wei Liu, Giant’s President believes that, “With the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games nearing, interest in sports-related games is poised to increase.”
Giant has signed an exclusive license that expires in September 2011.