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EA AND DIGITAL ILLUSIONS ASSAULT EUROPEAN STORES WITH BATTLEFIELD 2: MODERN COMBAT FOR THE PLAYSTATION 2 AND XBOX

All-new Title from the Award-winning Battlefield Franchise Comes to Consoles

CHERTSEY, UK. - November 18th, 2005 - Hotswap your way to victory! It's time to prepare for all-out war on the modern battlefields of the world. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Digital Illusions announced today that Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is available now in Europe on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft®.

The first-ever Battlefield 2TM console installment drops players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. The single player game highlights the innovative "Hotswapping" feature, allowing players to instantly take control of any soldier in their squad to stay in the middle of the action at all times. Players will fight on both sides of a vicious conflict, and in the end must choose which army they will lead to victory.

In addition to the single-player campaign, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat can be enjoyed within an online multiplayer environment that supports up to 24 players. Players can choose to fight for one of four military superpowers: the United States, the Chinese, the European Union, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Players can also increase their rank and garner promotions that are tracked globally.

Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can choose from more than 30 vehicles including helicopters, and more than 50 weapons, and communicate with one another in real time via a USB headset. (PlayStation 2 online play requires Internet Connection, Network Adaptor and Memory Card for the PlayStation 2. Xbox online play requires Xbox LiveTM!)

Developed jointly by Sweden-based developer Digital Illusions and EA's UK Studio, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is rated "12+" by PEGI ("11+" in Finland). For more information about Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, please visit http://battlefield.ea.com or our press web site at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet a www.electronicarts.co.uk/press

Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U. S. and/or other countries. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat and Battlefield 2 are trademarks of Digital Illusions CE AB. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft and Xbox are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries and are used under license from Microsoft. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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