Every once in a while we like to release a big, ferocious fish...err, news item.



The Most Anticipated PC Game of All Time, 'Unreal,' To Support Aureal's A3D Positional Audio Technology.

A3D Supported in GT Interactive's 'Unreal,' Which Will Also Support A3D 2.0 In the Future. FREMONT, Calif., April 28 -- Aureal Semiconductor Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AURL - news) today announced that GT Interactive Software, Corp. (Nasdaq: GTIS - news), a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, with its release of Unreal, will be the first company to ship a PC game that will support A3D 2.0, Aureal's next-generation 3D audio technology. One of this year's most eagerly anticipated games, Unreal will integrate Aureal's A3D positional 3D audio technology into the game, with future support of A3D 2.0 expected to be available.

A3D creates a totally immersive, realistic audio experience in which sounds emanate from all directions in an x, y, and z plane. Already a must-have feature for hard core gamers, support for A3D in Unreal will enhance player's audio/visual game play experience.

A3D 2.0 provides additional audio sources and includes Aureal Wavetracing technology, the ability to mimic real-world environments with reflections and occlusions, as well as the audio rendering of surface materials and textures. Many reviewers and analysts have referred to A3D as the ``3Dfx of the audio world,'' and now the new version of A3D will take the immersive audio experience to new heights.

``Unreal stretches the boundaries of 3D action games in both graphics and sound, so it's only natural that we support cutting edge developments like Aureal's A3D,'' said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic MegaGames. ``Once you've heard how fantastic Unreal sounds with A3D positional audio, you'll wonder how you ever listened to games with only stereo sound.''

``We are very excited to be included in a title which is likely to be the hottest game of the year,'' said Skip McIlvaine, Aureal's A3D Technical Evangelist. ``The only thing better than A3D in this title is the coming support for A3D 2.0''

Unreal transports one or more players to a beautiful planet filled with deadly, cunning enemies that attack players from the land, air and water. Armed with an array of powerful weapons, ranging from assault rifles to flak cannons, players must rely on their wits and will to survive. Unreal's visuals set a new standard for realism -- water is transparent, flames randomly flicker, moving clouds cast shadow, while dynamic lighting and music changes compliment the on-screen action.

Anyone can host their own Unreal multi-player game on the Internet and jump to another's game anywhere in the world as swiftly as they would go from web site to web site. In addition, Unreal will provide players with the most advanced, yet simple-to-use and quick design tool for creating their own 3D environments to play in.

About GT Interactive Software Corp.
Headquartered in NY, GT Interactive Software Corp. is a leading global publisher of entertainment and edutainment software under the GT Interactive, Cavedog Entertainment, SingleTrac and MacSoft brands for personal computers as well as game systems from Sony Computer Entertainment America and Nintendo. GT Interactive is a marketshare leader in value-priced software under the WizardWorks, CompuWorks and Slash brands. Located on the World Wide Web at http://www.gtinteractive.com, GT Interactive is publicly traded on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol GTIS.

About Epic MegaGames
Epic MegaGames Inc. is a privately held company based in Rockville, MD, with offices in the U.K. Established in 1991, Epic produces, markets and distributes cutting-edge PC games and is best known for Jazz Jackrabbit, Epic Pinball and the upcoming Unreal which is a collaboration with Waterloo, Ontario based Digital Extremes. Epic developed the Unreal Engine and has already licensed it to several of the industry's top game designers. In addition to worldwide retail publishing arrangements, Epic distributes its products directly to end users using the shareware model. Additional company and product information may be obtained through Epic's World Wide Web site at http://www.epicgames.com.

About Aureal
Aureal builds advanced audio semiconductor and software solutions that increase functionality and features for personal computers and consumer electronics devices. Aureal develops audio processing semiconductor chips and also licenses technology designed to define and improve advanced audio standards in the marketplace. For information on Aureal, its products, and its industry leading A3D audio technologies, call Corporate Communications at 510-252-4582 or visit the Company's Website at www.aureal.com.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, dependence on the PC and consumer electronics industries and on product lines based on new technologies; foundry capacity, availability and reliability; competition and pricing pressures; and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NOTE: Aureal, the Aureal logo, Aureal 3D and A3D are trademarks of Aureal Semiconductor Inc. Other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

black_square.gif (185 bytes)

It's Unreal

Epic Games     Digital Extremes     Infogrames

Unreal™ 1998 Epic Games, Inc. Created by Epic Games, Inc.
Unreal™ Mission Pack I™ Return to Na Pali™ © 1998, 1999
Legend Entertainment, an Infogrames, Inc. Company.

Copyright © 2000, © 2001 Infogrames Entertainment S.A. All Rights Reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
E-Mail the webmaster.

site design by