Inxile Entertainment Considers Leaking The Bards Tale

inXile entertainment Considers
Leaking The Bard’s Tale

Developer/Publisher of Hotly
Anticipated Game Evaluating Following In the Footsteps of Other Triple A Titles
By Implementing An Official, Unauthorized Leak

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (October 22, 2004)
– Interactive entertainment developer and publisher inXile entertainment today
announced that it is considering some form of leak of The Bard’s Tale, its
eagerly anticipated action-role playing game (RPG), as a strategic plan to
follow a growing trend among Triple A games.

“The Bard’s Tale is a highly
original game in the same category as a Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Half-Life
2 and Halo 2 so we feel some sort of leak that sounds similar to what they have
experienced may be the next logical step in our launch plans,” said Brian Fargo,
founder and CEO of inXile entertainment. “Of course we would immediately condemn
the leak and make every effort to stop it if we proceed with it.”

“In The Bard’s Tale, our main
character, The Bard, is an opportunist always interested in getting goods at a
discounted rate so we feel he would applaud some sort of leak,” said Matt
Findley, president of inXile entertainment.

It’s unclear how the leak will be
handled, if implemented. Pirated or unauthorized playable game code would not
actually be made available over the internet or otherwise but the full version
of the game could be attained by game enthusiasts at major retail outlets as
early as October 26th 2004. . For additional game information please go to 

About inXile Headquartered in
Newport Beach, California, inXile entertainment was founded in 2002 by industry
veteran Brian Fargo, who turned one of the first small game developers from the
early 1980s into one of the top 5 PC game publishers of the 1990s. Development
focus is on producing Role-Playing Games (RPGs) from a legacy of creating and
releasing iconoclastic RPGs to market like Wasteland, Dragon Wars, Fallout,
Neuromancer, and Baldur’s Gate. For more information, visit 

THE BARD’S TALE is a trademark or
registered trademark of inXile Entertainment in certain countries; and is a
trademark or registered trademark of Electronic Arts Inc. in certain other
countries where it is used under license.

Grand Theft Auto is a trademark
and/or registered trademark of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Half-Life is
a trademark and/or registered trademark of Valve Corporation. Halo is a
trademark and/or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of the
respective owners.