EIDOS LAUNCHING WITH STEAM
> Legendary Catalogue of New Releases and Best Sellers Coming to Leading Online
> March 15, 2007 -- Eidos Interactive, one of the worlds leading publishers
> and developers of entertainment software, and Valve® today announce an
> agreement to deliver dozens of new and best-selling PC titles via Steam.
> This first agreement includes complete franchise sets of classics such as
> Tomb Raider, Commandos, and many of the Hitman titles. In addition, Eidos is
> bringing some of this years most highly anticipated releases to Steam,
> including Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Championship Manager 2007, and more.
> For over 10 years, Eidos has been a leading publisher on every major gaming
> platform, said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. Offering
> legendary action franchises in complete sets and working with Eidos to
> deliver new releases is a great step forward in our efforts to expand Steams
> offerings, and to do so in ways that provide highest value to customers.
> Arriving today, the first wave of Eidos titles available to Steam gamers
> around the world includes many of the Hitman titles, Battlestations: Midway,
> Just Cause, and the entire Commandos series. Pricing information is available
> at Steamgames.com, and news of additional Eidos games heading to Steam will
> be announced in the coming weeks.
> Eidos is delighted to add Steam to our extensive digital distribution
> network. Steam represents an opportunity to distribute our games
> electronically to millions of gamers around the world, said Tom Marx, Senior
> Business Development Manager: New Media at Eidos. It also provides us a
> direct connection to these extremely active PC influencers who frequent Steam
> as a source for new content and information. As a result of being a spotlight
> feature on Steam this year, we expect to see sales of Tomb Raider:
> Anniversary benefit across all channels.
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