Electronic Arts Licenses Quake III Arena Engine


Leading Game Publisher to Utilize the Industry's Most Advanced 3-D Engine Technology in Upcoming Interactive Entertainment Software Titles

Redwood City, Calif., January 26, 2000 -- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS), the world's largest independent interactive entertainment software company, today announced that it has licensed the Quake III Arena(tm) engine from id Software. Electronic Arts (EA) will use the engine to develop several games, including the highly anticipated James Bond title The World is Not Enough, based on the blockbuster theatrical film and the tantalizing American McGee's Alice(tm). Both titles are in development for separate releases later this year. Additional EA games that will utilize the revolutionary technology will be announced at a later date.

'Quake III Arena's enhanced graphics engine displays realistic 3-D environments using features such as curved surface rendering, high detail textures, volumetric fog and specular lighting. It will allow EA's development teams to create compelling special effects, unsurpassed interaction between the player and his environment and a totally new standard of gameplay.

About Bond, James Bond... The World is Not Enough

EA previously announced it secured an exclusive long-term licensing agreement with MGM Interactive and Danjaq, LLC to bring Secret Agent James Bond to the interactive entertainment market. The first Bond title to come out of this deal will be based on the 1999 blockbuster film, The World is Not Enough. The game will deliver an action-packed, spy-inspired adventure true to the James Bond legacy, when it is released in late 2000.

More information on the movie can be found on the official James Bond web site from MGM (NYSE: MGM) at http://www.jamesbond.com.

About American McGee's Alice

American McGee's Alice is in production at EA's Redwood City, California headquarters and Rogue Studios in Dallas, Texas and will be produced and directed by P.O.V. category veteran American McGee. The game is a
phantasmagoric rendition of the classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, putting the player in the role of a resourceful Alice, reborn to handle the challenges of a sinister Wonderland. Cutting-edge 3-D technology, vivid characters and intricately crafted environments will bring the creepy and organic world of American McGee's Alice to PCs in late 2000.

For more information on American McGee's Alice, visit the official Alice website at http://www.alice.ea.com. The site features an enigmatic Cheshire Cat who will reveal information on the upcoming game through weekly riddles over the next several months.

Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.2 billion for fiscal 1999. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under eight brand names: Electronic Arts(tm), EA SPORTS(tm), Maxis(tm), ORIGIN(tm), Bullfrog(tm) Productions, Westwood Studios(tm), Gonzo Games(tm) and Jane's® Combat Simulations. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com.

id - Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth - has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software has forged
frenetic titles such as Wolfenstein 3-D, DOOM, DOOM II, QUAKE and QUAKE II. With intense graphics and mind-blowing adventure, id's games continually break retail and shareware sales records. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software amplifies the world of adrenaline-pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action title, QUAKE III Arena. The company's advanced QUAKE III Arena engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games with both single and multiplayer technology. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.


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