For over six years, hard core gamers have used the Xfire web service to connect with other gamers and also chat with gamer friends while playing the various MMORPGs like World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. Now, Viacom – the company that owns Xfire has announced that they have sold their stakes in the game chat service to Titan Gaming. The terms of the deal have not been announced.
In a message posted on the Xfire website, Chris Kirmse noted that his team was leaving and that “most of the team that has brought you Xfire for the last six years is leaving, including me“. This news of the acquisition was soon confirmed by Titan Gaming who noted that the company will “utilize the Xfire platform to help gaming companies better engage their users“.
Xfire was acquired by Viacom (NYSE:VIA.B) back in 2006 for $102 million.