ELECTRONIC ARTS AND CRAVE ENTERTAINMENT
SHIPS GLOBAL OPERATIONS FOR THE PC
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 27, 2002- Players
get a dose of authentic war-like settings in Global Operations(tm) as the
multiplayer-focused team-based tactical first person perspective game features
13 real world locations and "hot spots" such as Chechnya, Sri Lanka, North
Africa and the South China Seas. The game also features 26 elite fighting
forces. In partnership with Crave Entertainment and Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:
ERTS) are jointly publishing Global Operations for the PC worldwide.
Global Operations boasts a massive
multiplayer component that supports up to 24 players. The emphasis is on
co-operative play as teams try to accomplish a wide variety of mission types.
Players experience a unique troop reinforcement scheme that reinserts players
into the game via a helicopter, APC or truck. The game also supports single
player game with AI bots.
Global Operations offers more than 30 real
weapons including handguns, machine guns, shotguns, rifles, and anti-tank
weaponry. Weapon ballistics are accurately modeled affecting so that players can
shoot through walls and ceilings depending on distance and caliber of weapon.
Global Operations also features more than 12 military hardware tools such as
grenades, night vision goggles, thermal vision and various explosive devices.
The game includes a specialty system in which players can choose from six
customizable specialties including sniper, recon, medic and heavy gunner, each
with unique strengths and weaknesses, as well as an intelligence officer that
can give help to the team from a safe distance.
Global Operations for the PC was developed by
Barking Dog Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia. More information can be
found on the official EA product web site
Global Operations carries an ESRB rating of "M" (Mature) and MSRP of US$39.99
ABOUT CRAVE ENTERTAINMENT
Based in Los Angeles, California, Crave
Entertainment is a privately held publisher of videogame entertainment products.
The company’s best-selling line-up features top brands and franchises such as
Ultimate Fighting Championship and Tokyo Xtreme Racer. Crave produces games for
the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCube, the
PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the
Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft,
and for the PC. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please
ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS
Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered
in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment
software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than
$1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes
software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems.
Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EA
GAMESTM, EA SPORTS BIG(tm) and EA.COMSM. More information about EA’s products
and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at
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rights reserved. Co-published and distributed by Crave Entertainment, Inc. and
Electronic Arts Inc. Global Operations, Crave Entertainment and the Crave
Entertainment Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crave
Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Electronic Arts is a
trademark or registered trademark of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or
other countries. Developed by Barking Dog Studios Limited. LITHTECH(tm) game
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Reserved. LITHTECH and the LithTech logo are trademarks of LithTech, Inc. All
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