GREE Says it Will Launch New Global Mobile-Social Gaming Platform Using OpenFeint Next Year

After acquiring OpenFeint for $104 million and then bringing in new leadership to run the company, Japanese gaming company GREE says it will launch an entirely new mobile-social gaming platform next year.

The goal is to combine the best parts of the GREE platform in Japan with those of OpenFeint and built a single network that reaches more than 1 billion Asian and Western users. It’s slated to launch by the middle of next year.

GREE, which originally said it would keep its Japanese platform and its Western-oriented side separate, says it’s not taking cues from rival DeNA in building a unified global gaming network.

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