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X³: Reunion - First Look At The X³ Engine In Motion

BASINGSTOKE, England (June 28th 2005) - E³ 2005 was the first opportunity for the worldwide games press to see the new X³ games engine running on the PC. Many believed that it was a pre-rendered visual, to then be shocked that it was actually in game graphics, generated in real time.

A bluey, greeny globe hangs in the voids of deep space. Orbiting this fruitful world, a colossus space station serves as a trading point for hundreds of beings in the sector. Its giant superstructure, rotates slowly to maintain the artificial gravity for it inhabitants. Star ships come and go, goods are enhanced, deals are hatched, fortunes are won and lost. A trader seeks departure clearance from the dock master. Moorings are dropped, space doors are opened as the fragile freighter coasts out of the hanger, before blasting off into deep space.

Now the E³ game footage is available to view by all as a video download from the official X³ website: http://www.egosoft.com/community/news_en.php

Published by DEEP SILVER, developed by EGOSOFT and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA, X³: REUNION is set for launch Q3 2005.

-ENDS-

For all UK press enquires relating to X³: REUNION, please contact:

MEDIA CONTACTS:

DAVID BLUNDELL,

HEAD OF PR

+44 8700 276 530

David.Blundell@kochmedia.co.uk

ABOUT EGOSOFT:

EGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of the oldest game development companies from Germany. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and constantly improves the level of freedom in the X Universe. For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit http://www.egosoft.com

ABOUT DEEP SILVER:

Deep Silver is the recently established games publishing division of KOCH Media. The label launched in 2003 with a policy of recruiting passionate gamers to work closely with International developers and publishers to bring groundbreaking and creative projects to market. Recent launches include the award winning X2: The Threat along with the innovatively quirky; Singles: Flirt up your Life. For further information on DEEP SILVER and their upcoming products, visit www.deepsilver.net

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