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Vivendi and 2015, Inc Team Up

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT

Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Publishing) today announced a worldwide development agreement with 2015, Inc., the acclaimed creators of Medal of Honor Allied Assault. The agreement grants VU Publishing's Games division exclusive rights to publish, market and distribute 2015's upcoming action title, while 2015 will be responsible for creation of the game. The game will be published by VU Games' Sierra Entertainment studio.

"Medal of Honor clearly illustrates the degree to which 2015 can create exciting and successful games," said Ken Cron, CEO of Vivendi Universal Games, a division of VU Publishing. "By leveraging our global sales and distribution network, we look forward to bringing 2015's newest release to gamers around the world."

The product in development is the latest project by Tulsa, Oklahoma based 2015, Inc., best known for its 3D action games. Further details about the highly anticipated release will be announced in coming months.

"We are very excited about our partnership with Vivendi Universal Games," said Tom Kudirka, President of 2015, Inc. "VU Games has shown their commitment to empowering top tier developers to create high quality franchises. Their demonstrated success in publishing and distributing hit games compelled us to partner with them for our next title."

About Vivendi Universal Publishing

Vivendi Universal Publishing, a division of the world's second largest communications group (Vivendi Universal), publishes content in four major languages and has strong local brands. As the world's third largest publisher, the Company's key content areas include literature, reference, school, college, kids, games and consumer press. Vivendi Universal Publishing is a global leader in multi-platform interactive entertainment. A leading publisher of PC, console and online-based interactive content, its portfolio of development studios includes Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment and Universal Interactive. Through its subsidiary VU Games, it distributes worldwide its interactive contents and co-publishes and/or distributes products for a number of strategic partners. VUP's digitization policy provides its content with a doorway to multi-platform international distribution giving the group a competitive edge in a changing market.

About 2015

2015 is a game development company located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company was founded in May of 1997 with the goal of creating games with mesmerizing environments and action packed adventure. Best known for its groundbreaking title Medal of Honor Allied Assault, 2015 has established itself as a leading developer of 3D action games.

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