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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GLOBAL VR AND SECRET WEAPON JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER GOLF COURSES FOR EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF
For Immediate Release - June 11, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR today announced that it has joined forces with one of the gaming industry's most prolific developers of golf courses used in video games, Secret Weapon. Having years of experience in developing courses for Electronic Arts and other renown gaming publishers, Secret Weapon provides GLOBAL VR with the talent necessary to deliver the highest quality, most challenging real world and fantasy courses ever developed for the coin-op industry.
"We are thrilled to integrate such an experienced group into the GLOBAL VR family," stated Milind Bharvirkar, President of GLOBAL VR. "With the additional staff and their record of success in delivering quality golf products, we are confident that GLOBAL VR is poised for success."
Secret Weapon has been a trusted development resource to the home gaming industry since 1999. The group of talented artists, animators and 3-D modelers has delivered projects for Sony Computer Entertainment America, SEGA, and Electronic Arts among others. As the premiere developer of virtual environments for games, Secret Weapon created most of the golf courses for the PlayStation 2 version of EA SPORTS Tiger Woods PGA TOUR GOLF. The Secret Weapon team has been a major contributor on other AAA titles like James Bond: Agent Under Fire and SEGA World Series Baseball.
"GLOBAL VR is the perfect environment for the creative talent of the Secret Weapon team," announced Wes Harris, Secret Weapon's Founder-CEO. "We were blown away by the products that are in the works at GLOBAL VR - and we're proud to be part of the revolution."
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Global VR is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. With an exploding home gaming market, Global VR is leveraging massive investment in development of home games and trigger a renaissance in the out-of-home video game industry. Global VR has development agreements with the world's leading game publishers Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI) and Infogrames (NASDAQ :IFGM) that provide exclusive rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS PGA TOURŪ GOLF, Beach Head and Incoming.
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