Pyramid’s Aurona to develop Hanuman PS2 game for Sony

Mumbai: Pyramid Saimira Theatre Ltd’s company Aurona Technologies has entered into an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to develop a console game based on Hanuman for Sony’s PS2 console platform.

The Hanuman game will be Sony’s foray into launching country-specific titles for India’s fast-growing market for PlayStation 2 games.

SCEE co-chief operating officer Jim Ryan said, "We are committing significant resources to growing the market for console games in India. We have chosen the Hanuman game as our first title specifically developed for the Indian market as the theme is an ever-popular one across the country and to Indian abroad. We selected Aurona after evaluating various game development Companies in India."

Aurona CEO Santosh Pillai said, "We are very excited to be selected by Sony to develop their first game for the Indian market. The game will be developed in our Hyderabad studios that has an impressive track record in shipping several PC and console games, Hanuman, as a character, offers infinite possibilities for game play development."

As part of the agreement, the game will be distributed in markets outside India where there are significant Indian communities. The two companies might develop possible sequels for the title.

India’s console game market is growing at a fast pace and recent reductions in the price of PlayStation units has increased affordability significantly. This is expected to accelerate the growth further in the next twelve months.

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