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CDV and Digital Reality Collaborating on Next-Gen Console Titles

Publisher and developer form new studio

For Immediate Release

March 6, 2006 -- CDV Software Entertainment AG and developer Digital Reality have today announced the formation of a new studio with the express goal of creating top-tier strategy titles for next-generation consoles and handhelds. The new company will operate under the name WHIZ Software Kft. The studio's first title is expected to ship in Q4 2007, with more details forthcoming.

"CDV's range of experience in publishing strategy titles, combined with Digital Reality's outstanding development work within the genre will allow WHIZ Software to lead the charge for bringing strategy games onto new platforms," said CDV CEO Christoph Syring. "WHIZ Software Kft will develop titles that will take advantage of the advanced features of next-generation consoles and handhelds; aiming to raise the bar for strategy titles, an often overlooked genre on both platforms."

About CDV Software Entertainment

CDV Software Entertainment is dedicated to publishing and distributing top-notch video games worldwide. The publicly traded company, founded and headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, has its North American offices located in New Jersey and North Carolina, and partners with leading distribution partners across the globe. As publisher of critically acclaimed titles like Codename: Panzers, Divine Divinity, American Conquest, Combat Mission, War Front: Turning Point, Cossacks and the Blitzkrieg series, CDV is Europe's foremost publisher of PC strategy titles.

About Digital Reality

Digital Reality (www.digitalreality.hu) was established in 1991 and is the largest game developer in Hungary. Current projects include War Front: Turning Point and Ghost Wars. Past titles include the Imperium Galactica series, Hegemonia and Platoon. All of Digital Reality's games use the Walker 3 engine, which is a huge step forward in the evolution of strategy games. This technology allows RTS games to be played both in traditional perspectives as well as a superbly detailed First Person Shooter-like perspective.

For additional information, please contact:

Ted Brockwood, Calico Media Communications, ted@calico-media.com, at (503) 231-2410

Mario Kroll, CDV Software Entertainment USA, mario.kroll@cdvus.com, at (919) 386-3475.


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