DIGITAL EXTREMES ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF

DARK SECTOR

Digital Extremes evolves the first person action genre by bringing Unreal: Tournament style gameplay into a massively multiplayer persistent universe.

London, Canada, Feb. 11, 2000 - Leading computer game developer Digital Extremes announces its follow-up to the critically acclaimed Unreal: Tournament. Dark Sector is the next step in the first person action gaming experience by blending the intense action elements of Unreal: Tournament with the scope and character evolution of a persistent online universe.Dark Sector is set in the wake of world devastation, where survivors are scattered throughout the solar system in a vast crumbling network of outposts and space stations. Anarchy reigns as violent factions wage war over limited resources. The remnants of world government have sanctioned bounty hunting in a desperate attempt to control the growing chaos.

Players carve out their destiny in a violent struggle for fortune and fame. Begin your career as a bounty hunter tracking your target from Mars to the moons of Jupiter and then face off in an ice mine on Europa. Or choose the darker path by hunting the law-abiding citizens around you; build an infamous reputation as an assassin, the growing price on your head turning your own friends against you.

Additional key features of Dark Sector:

James Schmalz, Lead Designer and founder of Digital Extremes; "The popularity of Unreal: Tournament's progressive gameplay convinced us 'the next big thing' would be extending this style of game into a massively multiplayer persistent environment. We are combining the fast paced action and team play elements of Unreal: Tournament with the compelling character development and immense universe to explore in a persistent environment."

Dark Sector is in development. A release date is yet to be determined.

Digital Extremes is best known for its huge hits Unreal and Unreal: Tournament, co-developed with Epic Games. Founded in 1995, they are a developer of PC and Console games and are located in London, Canada.