|GT INTERACTIVE, EPIC MEGAGAMES AND DIGITAL EXTREMES TO SHIP 1998'S MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED PC GAME NATIONWIDE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
20,000 Already Registered On-line for Unreal Demo Download
NEW YORK, NY, May
19, 1998 - The wait for 1998's most eagerly
anticipated 3D action/adventure PC game is nearly
over as GT Interactive Software Corp. (NASDAQ:
GTIS), Epic MegaGames and Digital Extremes
announce that Unreal has gone "gold"
and is currently being manufactured. Unreal will
be available at retail outlets nationwide on
Memorial Day Weekend.
around the world have waited a long time to play
Unreal and we are excited to be only days away
from delivering its revolutionary game-play
experience," says Holly Newman, vice
president of Marketing for GT Interactive.
"Seeing is believing and once gamers play
Unreal they will understand why it is the
must-have PC game of the year."
In anticipation of
the retail release of Unreal, nearly 20,000
people have registered on GT Interactive
Software's Web site to download a playable demo
version of the game while more than 200 Unreal
fan-based Web sites on the Internet spread the
Unreal "word" with screen shots, game
information and chat rooms. In addition, many of
the sites are preparing to host Unreal servers
for multi-player tournaments and level editing
Unreal will ship
with a fully functional beta version of Epic's
Unreal Level Editor - an advanced 3D authoring
tool which provides a sophisticated, yet
easy-to-learn, method of creating 3D environments
and objects by which players may create their own
Unreal worlds. According to Computer & Net
Player magazine, "if this doesn't bring
level editing to the masses, nothing will."
A feature-enhanced, fully supported and
documented version of the Unreal Level Editor
with additional 3D content and a tutorial is
currently under development and will be released
separately later this year.
Unreal will be
available at retail outlets nationwide on
Memorial Day Weekend at a suggested retail price
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. Best known for
Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball, the company has
released more than 20 products. 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/.
is a privately held company in Waterloo, Canada.
Established in 1993, Digital Extremes is a
development studio for video games on both the PC
and console systems and is best known for Epic
Pinball, Extreme Pinball and Unreal. Additional
information can be found at the Digital Extremes
web site: http://www.extremes.on.ca/.
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 consoles from
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and
Nintendo. The company operates development
studios in Seattle, Salt Lake City and San Luis
Obispo, CA, as well as MN-based GT Value
Products, a market share leader in budget
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.