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  Xsolla Partners with Ubisoft® for the Russian Version of The Settlers® Online.
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Sherman Oaks, CA (USA) – April 2, 2015 – Video games content sales and marketing solution leader,  Xsolla  is proud to announce a partnership today with game developer and publisher,  Ubisoft ®  and their studio  Blue Byte ®  for their hit freemium browser-based title:  The Settlers ®  Online .

The collaboration means that players of the Russian version of The Settlers Online can start taking advantage of Xsolla’s payment services which cover approximately 99% of payment methods in the CIS/Russian region including: Credit Cards, Cash Payments, Mobile, and e-wallets.

“We are excited to be working with one of the most prominent names in the gaming industry in Ubisoft and their studio Blue Byte. We hope that our expertise of the region as well as our inclusive payment solution will bring both the developers and the gamers of The Settlers Online a more enjoyable and fruitful experience in-game.” – Sam Gaglani, Director of Global Business Development

“Adding Xsolla to the Russian version of The Settlers Online allows us to offer players a wide-range of secure and trustworthy payment options. This way the game experience will become deeper for everyone who likes to try out all features of the game.” – Benedikt Grindel, Studio Manager at Blue Byte

Xsolla is a complete video game storefront management and billing solution company providing customized monetization solutions for online games. At Xsolla, the goals are to add value to partners with easy and simple integration, a robust and enhanced user experience, fraud protection, chargeback management and higher paid conversions. For more information, visit our  website.

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2013-14 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,007 million.To learn more, please visit our  website.

Having opened their doors in 1988,  Blue Byte’s first hit came in 1991 with Battle Isle, followed by the ever-popular development strategy game The Settlers® – which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013. Following their acquisition by Ubisoft in 2001, the studio continued work on The Settlers® series, and began overseeing the production of ANNO® in 2007. Winner of 2012 “Best European Studio” award (European Games Awards), Blue Byte expanded in 2014 with the acquisition of a new branch in Mainz. The teams are developing and operating HD, browser-based and mobile games, including Might and Magic® Heroes® Online, ANNO® Online and The Settlers® Online, captivating millions of players worldwide. In 2014 the studio successfully launched ANNO®: Build an Empire on mobile devices. Currently The Settlers®: Kingdoms of Anteria for PC and Assassin’s Creed® Identity for smartphones and tablets are in development at Blue Byte. To learn more, please visit our  website.

© 2010 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Settlers, Blue Byte and the Blue Byte logo are trademarks of Ubisoft GmbH in the U.S. and/or other countries. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Developed by Blue Byte Software.