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Vivendi and Interplay Kiss & Make Up

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST

Vivendi Universal Games and Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that they have resolved all prior legal disputes and will resume the distribution contract signed in August 2002. Accordingly, VU Games will distribute Interplay's Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel in North America and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan). VU Games will also retain exclusive distribution rights in these regions for all future Interplay titles through August 2005.

"Our distribution agreement with Interplay has been a mutually beneficial and valuable partnership for both parties since 2001," said Philip W. O'Neil, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Vivendi Universal Games. "We are pleased to have come to an understanding with Interplay and look forward to the upcoming launch of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel."

"We look forward to extending our working relationship with Vivendi Universal Games," said Herve Caen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Interplay. "This will be an ideal fit for Interplay's needs going forward, particularly based on VU Games' strong and respected distribution network, as well as their familiarity with Interplay titles."

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is a third-person action adventure game based on the highly acclaimed and successful Fallout PC franchise. The title is scheduled to debut on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. The ship date will be announced shortly.

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