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JoWooD And Piranha Bytes Accommodate All Differences

Liezen, Austria / Essen, Germany, March 12th 2008; Austrian publisher JoWooD Productions Software AG (ATXPrime: JWD) and German development studio Piranha Bytes (Pluto 13 Ltd.) are pleased to announce the accommodation of all differences and disagreements of the past months. Both companies continue to work on their respective projects without excluding further cooperation in potential future projects.

Currently, JoWooD Productions is working together with Spellbound Entertainment Inc. on the fourth part of the Gothic-series; Piranha Bytes puts its efforts into a new Role-Playing Game with the working title "RPB". The JoWooD-branded Gothic products available in stores will remain within the worldwide distribution network of JoWooD Productions Software AG in the future.

"We are happy that we put aside our differences with the company Pluto 13. After a long and successful period of cooperation, it w as of great concern to find the best possible solution for both parties! We are proud to continue with the marketing of products of the Gothic-series and will fulfil the high-quality expectations of its loyal fans", explains Dr. Albert Seidl, CEO JoWooD Productions.

"Our differences in the past are history. By putting them aside, Piranha Bytes as well as JoWooD get back to accomplish constructive-minded work full of vim and vigor. For the development studio Piranha Bytes that implies: the development of entertaining and high-class Role-Playing Games", as Mr. Michael Rüve, managing director Pluto 13, points out.

About JoWooD Productions Software AG

JoWooD Productions Software AG (ATXPrime: JWD) is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna stock exchange. JoWooD is a leading publisher of computer and videogames, releasing international acclaimed, high-quality titles for all existing and future gaming systems. JoWooD games are distribute d worldwide by an efficient net of distribution partners. Visit for more information.

About Piranha Bytes (Pluto 13 Ltd.)

Pluto 13 Ltd. is based in Essen, Germany and is well-known for their Label "Piranha Bytes". Founded in 1997, the team established its international reputation with RPG-sales successes such as "Gothic", "Gothic II", "Gothic II - Night of the Raven" and "Gothic III". For further information please visit

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