PLAYXPERT Open Beta!
"PLAYXPERT has gone open beta"
Published: 7th August 2008 | Source: PLAYXPERT |
“We have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in making our in-game platform solid for our users,” said Charles F. Manning, President/CEO of PlayXpert. “Changes include new features and widgets, enhanced usability, a new product skin, and performance enhancements across the overall system.”
PlayXpert is a completely customizable platform giving gamers, game developers, and the modding community the power to build new in-game widgets without the engineering challenge of developing in-game overlay. PlayXpert has published its widget application programming interface (API) so that community-built widgets can be delivered for its ecosystem.
The PlayXpert installation, available for free download at www.playxpert.com, includes these new features:
PlayXpert Friends Widget – Provides a single widget bringing together all friends and rosters from various chat systems and combining them into an integrated, in-game roster for communication and collaboration. PlayXpert supports gateways into various networks including GTalk, Yahoo, Xfire, MSN, ICQ, and Sony Station Friends™.
Vivox Voice Widget – Provides out-of-the-box VOIP support for gamer-to-gamer communication and group communication via channels and rooms.
Wowhead Widget – Provides in-game access to Wowhead for quest and item research for World of Warcraft.
Wikia Widget – Provides in-game access to all Wikia gaming communities including: World of Warcraft®, Final Fantasy®, Guild Wars®, The Matrix Online™, Star Wars Galaxies™, EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, PlanetSide®, Tabular Rasa®, and others.
Web Browser Widget – Provides a universal web browser to research, optimize, and browse while players are in game.
PC Diagnostics Widget – Provides in-game access to key performance indicators about CPU, memory, bandwidth, and process utilization.
PlayXpert has also released a new Widget Gallery allowing users to download ancillary widgets developed by PlayXpert or the community. Manning highlighted, “The power of community-driven innovation is now available for universal in-game add-ons. Because PlayXpert works across all games and provides an open/free API for non-commercial use, the development community is free to make new widgets that bring key tools in to the game experience.” Widgets available at the time of print include: Google Gadget Widget (enabling over 40,000 Google gadgets to be run in-game; a Command Line Widget (providing command line access to your PC); and an Armory Widget (in-game access to the Armory for WoW players).
The PlayXpert platform of in-game tools is geared toward any PC or MMO game and utilizes an in-game overlay technology that works with any game using DirectX®. This unique approach means that without code modifications, PlayXpert automatically works without any dependencies on hardware or games. PlayXpert supports DirectX 8, 9, and 10.