Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 18, 2021
arrowPress Releases
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Massive Strikes In-Game Ad Deals With EA, Blizzard, More

Massive Strikes In-Game Ad Deals With EA, Blizzard, More

August 28, 2009 | By Chris Remo

August 28, 2009 | By Chris Remo
Comments
    5 comments
More: Console/PC



Microsoft-owned in-game advertising firm Massive, Inc. has signed or renewed several deals with major publishers including Electronic Arts, Activision, THQ, and Blizzard Entertainment to broker in-game ads for the Xbox 360 and PC platforms.

Games that will feature Massive-facilitated ads this year include Activision's DJ Hero, Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, and the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DLC; EA's Madden NFL 10 and Need for Speed Shift; and THQ's UFC 2009 Undisputed.

Massive's agreement with Blizzard positions the firm as the sole advertising provider for Battle.net, the online Blizzard-only gaming service due for a significant relaunch upon the release of next year's StarCraft II.

The publishers will only be working with Massive for ads within Xbox 360 and PC versions of games, and not those for any other platforms. Several of the games that are part of these deals have already been released, but will see new ads starting in October.

Massive's JJ Richards called in-game ads "more efficient and less interruptive" than traditional television commercials, while being able to reach the male 18-34 year old demographic so coveted by advertisers.


Related Jobs

Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan
[10.14.21]

Experienced Game Developer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[10.14.21]

Facial Character TD
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Remote - US, California, United States
[10.14.21]

Senior Technical Artist
Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games — Foster City, California, United States
[10.13.21]

Senior UI Artist









Loading Comments

loader image