Peer-to-peer distribution service provider Pando Networks has announced that online game publisher K2 Network (Knight Online, Granado Espada
) will use Pando technology to support MMORPG downloads from K2's portal.
The companies say the Pando P2P network will accelerate game downloads and performance for K2's games, which sometimes exceed 3 gigabytes in size, to K2's audience of 16 million users, in addition to new players.
K2 Network will also use the Pando Publisher toolset to publish and track the distribution of its online games. In addition to downloading games from the K2 Network website, gamers will be able to subscribe to automatic delivery of newly issued games, game patches and game updates.
Pando claims more than 14 million users worldwide on its network. Its architecture integrates into a variety of apps and web services, and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Pando Networks CEO Robert Levitan commented, "Online game delivery is a large and growing business. We are thrilled that K2 Network, an innovator in that market, has selected Pando to power delivery of its content. As more games are distributed online, Pando is ready to provide faster and more reliable downloads for consumers while decreasing delivery costs for distributors."