Aye Carumba! The Simpsons Go Next Gen!

“Aye Carumba!”

EA, Twentieth Century Fox Television And
Gracie Films Bring The Simpsons To Next Generation Videogame Consoles

Redwood City, Calif (November
2, 2005) – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), Twentieth Century Fox Television and
Gracie Films today announced a long-term deal that grants EA development rights
to multiple videogame titles based on the FOX hit series THE SIMPSONS. Working
closely with the television studio’s Licensing and Merchandising division,
Gracie Films and THE SIMPSONS writers, EA will create original ‘Simpsons’ game
content for next generation videogame systems. This groundbreaking deal between
Fox and EA is the first development deal between these two entities. Terms of
the deal were not disclosed.

The first game of the multi-game deal will be
launched on next generation systems; no launch date has been announced. “This is
a great opportunity for our talented development team to collaborate with the
brilliant minds of THE SIMPSONS to bring original Simpsons material to videogame
fans,” said Nick Earl, Vice President and General Manager, EA Redwood Shores
Studio. “This is something EA’s been interested in for years and now game
development and technology is at a place where THE SIMPSONS characters and world
will really come alive in these games.”

“The Simpsons is our crown jewel and with every
additional episode is creating a legacy of creativity and success unmatched in
this industry,” commented Twentieth Century Fox President Gary Newman. “Its huge
appeal among teens and young adults coupled with its seemingly limitless
universe of memorable characters makes it a natural fit for videogaming, and we
believe Electronic Arts is exactly the right creative partner to bring
Springfield to life in this medium.”

‘Simpsons’ Executive Producer James L. Brooks,
speaking on behalf of Gracie Films, stated, "I think this is a great opportunity
for us, primarily because it brings with it the possibility of free EA games."

Game development will be done at EA’s Redwood
Shores Studio, the studio currently responsible for From Russia With Love™,
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06, The Lord of The Rings: Tactics™, The Godfather™ and
The Sims™ games.