SMITE LAUNCHES ON STEAM

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SMITE LAUNCHES ON STEAM

One of the World’s Top MOBAs Now Available to Steam’s 125 Million Users

ATLANTA – Sept. 8, 2015 – Hi-Rez Studios has released SMITE, the mythology-themed, free-to-play action MOBA, on Steam for PC systems. SMITE has developed a community of over 10 million players since it launched through its own proprietary service on PC last year. This new venture will advance the company’s ongoing efforts to make the title more accessible to a broader array of gamers.

“The time is right for SMITE on Steam,” said Todd Harris, co-founder and COO of Hi-Rez Studios. “The platform has evolved to include more quality free-to-play titles and, most importantly, better ways for users to discover them. Now is the best time yet to see what SMITE is all about, and we’re excited to make it even easier for the more than 125 million active users worldwide who call Steam home to dive in for free.”

SMITE on Steam supports seamless server integration with the game’s original PC infrastructure, allowing both communities to queue and play together simultaneously. Existing SMITE PC users who wish to play the game on Steam can do so by simply installing SMITE from within Steam and logging into the game with their Hi-Rez account, with no account migration required.

One of the world’s top eSports franchises, SMITE blends the team-based tactics of traditional MOBAs with a thrilling third-person perspective that emphasizes expert skill shots and pulls players right into the action. It features a rich and constantly growing pantheon of playable gods, as well as a variety of gameplay modes with which to do battle. SMITE recently launched as the first MOBA on Xbox One, with over one million players downloading the game during its beta phase.

To welcome the Steam community to the arena, SMITE’s Ultimate God Pack, which unlocks all current and future gods in the game (69 so far), is on sale for $19.99 from now until Sept. 13.

SMITE’s second season of competitive play is already well underway, leading up to the SMITE World Championship presented by Xbox One from Jan. 7-10. For the latest news and updates from SMITE, please visit www.SmiteGame.com, and follow the community on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.

About SMITE

SMITE is the online Battleground of the Gods, a mythology-themed action game for PC and Xbox One. Since launching in Europe and North America in March 2014, SMITE has quickly established itself as one of the Top 3 games in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, with over 10 million players. Themed around gods of mythology and offering a third-person camera and more game modes than any other leading game in its genre, the game provides a unique, action-packed experience that puts the player in the thick of the action. SMITE is free-to-play on both PC and Xbox One.

About Hi-Rez Studios

Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment, and is now one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast United States. Its games include the squad-based shooter Global Agenda, the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend and SMITE, the Battleground of the Gods. Hi-Rez Studios also has two new games currently in development. Paladins, a fantasy FPS with progression using collectible cards, and Jetpack Fighter, a swipe-to-attack high speed platformer with gear progression. www.HiRezStudios.com.

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