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X³: Reunion: Look Upon A Whole New Galaxy

BASINGSTOKE, England (August 5th 2005) - As development of X³: REUNION moves smoothly towards its late October release date; developer EGOSOFT today unveiled some of the stunning visuals, which will define X³ as a 'bench mark' in the space combat/trading genre. Bernd Lehahn, CEO of Egosoft comments on the technical aspects of the game and what the team are trying to achieve from a visual perspective.

"As X³: Reunion approaches the beta testing phases it is great to be able to finally release some of the in-game screens to really show off what the game looks like. A still image can't do justice to some of them, but we can show some of the aspects of the game which we have been talking about over the past few months."

"What is very apparent now is the work put into designing specific shaders per race as well as different ship designs. This really adds character and depth to the game from a visual perspective and is unrivalled in the genre. Viewed live and in motion the lighting effects are incredibly lifelike."

"We have made some of the universe sectors now to be in low orbit around planets, which themselves are now detailed in photo-quality. This produces stunning visuals on a par with recent images of the NASA shuttle being repaired in low Earth orbit. There are also now many different types of planet to add variety and colour to each part of the universe, and to each race as well."

"Finally, we also have some first looks at the new weapon effects. We are able to display in some detail now how the ships flame and burn after they have been struck."

About X³ REUNION:

As war escalates; in a galaxy full of battleship commanders with itchy trigger fingers; as pirates prey on the weak and unwary; a mysterious figure seeks to build a machine left by an ancient species.

Hurling you into space at a million miles an hour, X³ is the most incredible space sim ever seen. With a fast paced, twisting feature film of a plot, X³ offers galactic scale free play, state-of-the-art graphics, immense space stations, fleets of ships, A.I. that is intelligent, a complex new trading system and fast interactive space combat.

Fight, Trade, Build, Think

Published by DEEP SILVER, developed by EGOSOFT and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA, X³: REUNION is set for launch October 2005. For more information on X³: REUNION, visit the official website at: www.egosoft.com

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:

DAVID BLUNDELL,

HEAD OF PR

+44 (0) 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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