Wirecard, global innovation leader in the field of digital financial services, takes over the credit card payment acceptance for Gameforge, one of the world’s most successful free-to-play online gaming companies. Gameforge boasts a customer base of 450 million registered users and offers more than 20 games in 75 countries. In 2006, Gameforge brought Metin2 to Germany – which has since become Europe’s most successful Online Game. With the game’s success, both the player numbers and the company itself grew.
The cooperation with Wirecard will now allow Gameforge users to benefit from seamless payment processes. As part of the cooperation, Wirecard will assume full responsibility for credit card payments for a large target group, as the online gaming industry has enjoyed rapid growth. According to a VuMA survey, 2.1 million gaming enthusiasts play online games every day in Germany solely. In 2017, sales in the German gaming market amounted to EUR 3.35 billion.
Andreas Schulze, Director of Payments at Gameforge: “The reason for our success lies in our continuous efforts to offer our active digital customers the best technology solutions and thereby maintain customer confidence. Thanks to Wirecard, we can also enable a smooth digital customer journey during the payment process.”
Boris Bongartz, Head of Sales Digital Goods at Wirecard: “We are proud to announce our partnership with Gameforge. The online gaming market is an innovative and rapidly growing segment. As an established global innovation leader in the field of digital financial technology, we are delighted to support Gameforge with a flexible and secure payment service, thereby expanding our customer base in the online gaming industry.”