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ACTIVISION LICENSES EPIC GAMES' UNREAL ENGINE 3


> Santa Monica, CA - February 23, 2007 - Activision,
> Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI)
> announced today that it has entered into an
> agreement to license the
> Unreal(r) Engine 3 from Epic Games, Inc., for an
> upcoming
> as-yet-unannounced action game.
>
>
>
> "The Unreal Engine is one of the most technically
> advanced engines on
> the market and is a perfect fit for our upcoming
> action game," said
> Laird Malamed, head of production for Activision.
> "The engine's robust
> suite of programming tools will enable our
> development team to deliver
> what is sure to be an amazing game experience."
>
>
>
> "We're extremely excited to be working with
> Activision" said Mark Rein,
> vice president of Epic Games, Inc. "We've admired
> them for a long time
> and we're pleased that they've chosen to use Unreal
> Engine 3 and we're
> confident they're going to make a great game with
> it."
>
>
>
> About Unreal Engine 3
>
> The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for
> cutting-edge graphics and a
> best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 is expected
> to maintain those
> features while adding massive world support,
> multi-processor support,
> next-generation console optimizations, and one of
> the most mature tool
> pipelines in the industry. Unreal Engine 3's new
> toolset is designed
> specifically to accelerate developers' productivity
> for ultra-complex,
> next-generation content. Additional information on
> Unreal Engine can be
> obtained at www.unrealtechnology.com
>
> .
>
>
>
> About Epic Games
>
> Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established
> in 1991, develops
> cutting-edge games and game engine technology for PC
> and console. The
> company has created multiple million-selling,
> award-winning titles in
> their Unreal(r) series and their latest game, Gears
> of War(r), broke
> sales records on Xbox 360 selling more than 3
> million copies worldwide
> in the first ten weeks and awarded overall Game of
> the Year for 2006 by
> multiple media outlets including Gamespot and
> Gamepro. Epic is also
> responsible for the Unreal Engine, which is the
> underlying technology
> for a wide range of games including, Console Game of
> the Year winner,
> "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (tm)" by Ubi Soft; PC
> Gamer's Game of the
> Year, "Deus Ex" from Ion Storm/Eidos; "America's
> Army: Special Forces,"
> by the United States Army, and "Harry Potter and the
> Sorcerer's Stone"
> (PC) by Electronic Arts. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is
> the current holder,
> and three-time consecutive winner, of Game Developer
> magazine's Front
> Line award for Best Game Engine. Epic Games was also
> awarded Studio of
> the Year at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards and
> Developer of the
> Year by Official Xbox Magazine. Additional
> information about Epic can be
> obtained through Epic's Web site at
> http://www.epicgames.com
> .
>
>
>
> About Activision
>
> Headquartered in Santa Monica, California,
> Activision, Inc. is a leading
> worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
> interactive
> entertainment and leisure products. Founded in
> 1979, Activision posted
> net revenues of $1.47 billion for the fiscal year
> ended March 31, 2006.
>
>
>
> Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada,
> the United Kingdom,
> France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia,
> Scandinavia, Spain, the
> Netherlands and South Korea. More information about
> Activision and its
> products can be found on the company's World Wide
> Web site, which is
> located at www.activision.com.
>
>

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