According to GamesIndustry.biz, there are rumors circulating that Richard Branson’s new Virgin Gaming site will encompass a tournament hosting service that will be run by those who run WorldGaming.
Last week, the new brand was teased by the opening of an official website that had little information, but promised a full reveal at the E3 Expo later this month. Gaming news site MaxConsole found that the contact for the website was traced to a company named Entertainment Tech. Along with this information, MaxConsole found that the company defines itself as being Virgin Gaming and implied they were a new service that functions much like the existing WorldGaming.
Currently, WorldGaming allows gamers to compete on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PS2 consoles where they can win prizes. The games supported are Halo 3, FIFA 10, Resistance: Fall of Man and Motorstorm 2. Upcoming support will include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, UFC Undisputed 2010, Gran Turismo 5 and Battlefield Bad Company 2.
This new service will be very interesting, and will hopefully harbor innovation in order to give gamer’s incentive to play competitively and play well.