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Features Innovative Gameplay Modes, Frighteningly Realistic AI, and Comprehensive Tutorials NEW YORK, NY, November 17, 1999 - GT Interactive (Nasdaq: GTIS) and Epic Games' much anticipated first-person action title Unreal Tournament has gone gold. The critically acclaimed game will ship worldwide on Friday, November 22nd with an estimated retail price of $54.95. Unreal Tournament boasts exciting new game play modes, AI Bots so smart they taunt opposing players and an innovative tutorial that instructs new players in online multiplay. Unreal Tournament will set a new standard in single and multiplayer play. "Games become blockbusters for a variety of reasons, including timing, quality and innovation," says Tony Kee, vice president of Marketing for GT Interactive. "With Unreal Tournament, Epic Games has hit on all three benchmarks and sets the standard by which all future games in the genre will be judged." "We worked long and hard to make Unreal Tournament a worthy successor to Unreal. By incorporating outlandish weapons, brilliant AI, and spectacular visuals we feel that we've more than accomplished our goal," according to Epic's Vice President Mark Rein. "We hope that the public has as much fun playing Unreal Tournament as we here at Epic do." Together, GT and Epic have established the Unreal series as one of the premier action franchises in PC gaming industry, having sold more than one million copies of Unreal alone. The recently released Unreal Tournament demo has achieved worldwide downloads in excess of 500,000 since it's September 29 launch. The full version of Unreal Tournament will include: Single Player In the single play experience the player guides his team bots against the most advanced computer-controlled bots ever created. It is a fight to the finish in over 50 arenas and includes graphically charged locales such as a high-speed train, a mountain top castle or an ancient alien galleon. Multi-Player All new multi-play capabilities designed to thrill the hard-core gamer and yet appealing and non-threatening to the novice. New deathmatch features include: * Capture the Flag - based on the classic childhood favorite, player are divided into two teams, each with a flag to defend. Points are scored when a team member captures the opposing team's flag, without losing his own, and returns to home base safely; * Assault-Players are divided into Defenders and Attackers. Under the constraints of a time limit, Attackers must invade the enemy base and destroy one or more objectives. Objectives can range from escaping a dungeon prison, to destroying computer terminals, to hijacking a train. The game ends either when time runs out or last objective is destroyed. At this point, the map is restarted and the two teams switch positions; * Domination-Players are divided into two or more teams. Each team scores points for maintaining control of certain key locations called Control Points. A player control a specific point by remaining on it for four seconds if it was previously unoccupied, or eight seconds if it was previously controlled by another team.

In addition, Unreal Tournament features a innovative tutorial that guides novice players through the basics of multiplay and allows them to hone their skills before going online to play. In a partnership with S3 Incorporated, Unreal Tournament will be the first game to ship with over one gigabyte of original textures. Players whose PCs and laptops accelerator cards utilize S3 Incorporated Savage4 and Savage/IX 3D mobile accelerator chips will experience photo realistic environments, graphics and textures. S3's patent texture compression technology allows for rapid loading times of extremely complex, detailed textures. Unreal Tournament ships November 22 for an estimated retail price of $54.95. For more information about the game, visit <>.

Epic Games Inc. is a privately held company based in Raleigh, North Carolina with a wholly owned subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Established in 1991, Epic produces, markets and distributes cutting-edge PC games. Previously known for Jill of the Jungle, Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball, the company is now best known as the creators of the hit PC 3D action game Unreal and the Unreal engine which it has licensed to several top PC game developers for games in a variety of genres. Epic distributes its products directly to end users using the shareware model and through worldwide retail distribution with major game publishers. Additional Company information can be obtained through Epic's World Wide Web site at <>. Headquartered in New York, GT Interactive Software Corp. (Nasdaq: GTIS) is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of interactive consumer software. The company maintains seven internal development studios: Humongous Entertainment, Cavedog Entertainment, SingleTrac, WizardWorks, Oddworld, Legend Entertainment and Reflections. The company has publishing operations throughout the world with offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Holland and Australia. GT Interactive's e-commerce system provides secure online transactions through each of the studios' Web sites and <>. GT Interactive can be found on the Internet at <>.


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