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Battlefield 2: Special Forces™ Download Sales Start Today

Chertsey, Surrey, UK -, Nov. 14, 2005 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the launch of online digital distribution that will deliver full games, demos, game trailers, and existing game updates to PC gamers worldwide.

"Digital distribution will keep content flowing to players, keeping their current EA games fresh and delivering new EA games quickly and conveniently," said Frank Sagnier, Vice President for Online at EA Europe. "We are always looking for ways to better connect with our customers, and EA is innovating to give our game-playing community access to exciting and immersive content."

Beginning today with Battlefield 2: Special ForcesTM, players can pre-buy and pre-download the game using a desktop application designed for convenience and ease of use. Then, on the Battlefield 2: Special Forces launch day (Nov. 22 in North America and Nov. 25 in Europe), Battlefield fans will be ready to play.*

"Battlefield 2: Special Forces is the first online downloadable offering from EA in Europe; a wide array of games and new game content will become available in the future.

For more information about the EA download service, visit downloader.ea.com.

For more information about Battlefield 2: Special Forces, visit www.battlefield.ea.com. Battlefield 2: Special Forces will also be available at retail.

  • In order to play Battlefield 2: Special Forces, players must own Battlefield 2TM.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (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 at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press

EA, Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, POGO and The Sims are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S and/or other countries. Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2: Special Forces are trademarks of Digital Illusions CE AB. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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