Red Orchestra Adds Steamworks Matchmaking and More
Announcement - Valve
Mar 20, 2008
Tripwire Interactive has updated the WWII multiplayer classic Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 (RO) with support for Steamworks, a complete suite of publishing and development tools available free of charge to game developers and publishers.
In this Steamworks update for RO, Tripwire has leveraged the online matchmaking services offering, including integration of the Steam Server Browser, the Friends Join Game functionality (for use in and out of game), as well as support for player and server stats viewable on www.steamgames.com.
Adding support for Steamworks was an easy decision for Tripwire, said John Gibson, president of Tripwire Interactive. The work to add this collection of services was minimal and will have a big impact for our fans. The matchmaking abilities added today will make it much easier for RO players to find matches. And leveraging the Steam Server Browser saves Tripwire time and money over the long haul, allowing us to invest more in gameplay and less in supporting services.
Beginning today, the update will be automatically applied via Steam via Steamworks auto-updating feature to both the retail and online versions of Red Orchestra.