May 9, 2000 - Sierra Studios Announces Ground Control for the Playstaion€2 Computer Entertainment System


May 9, 2000 - Sierra Studios Announces Ground Control for the ® Playstaion 2 Computer Entertainment System Innovative Real-Time Strategy Game enters into the Console Arena Bellevue, WA (May 9, 2000) - Sierra Studios today announced that Ground Control , the incredibly fast-paced and visually stunning real-time strategy game currently in development for the PC by Swedish-based Massive ® Entertainment, will also be coming to the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. "Ground Control's superior graphics, controls and unique gameplay are developed to take full advantage of the PlayStation 2 architecture," says Mark Hood, senior vice president at Sierra Studios. "By using the new PlayStation 2 technology and with support from Massive we'll be able to take the PC version of Ground Control to the next level providing a new fan base with an exciting and different gameplay experience attractive to both action and strategy gamers alike." Ground Control combines classic strategy elements with incredible 3-D technology previously reserved for action games. It focuses its gameplay on tactics, strategy, and the art of battle. The end result is greater realism, faster-paced action, and an unparalleled player experience. Played out through a variety of missions, players must take control of their customizable squads of soldiers, tanks, hovercraft, aircraft, and other units, as they fight for control of a distant world. In addition to the frenetic single-player experience, Ground Control will offer both classic and innovative multiplayer options for the PlayStation 2. Massive Entertainment, http://www.massive.se, develops interactive entertainment products for a worldwide market. Since the company was founded in 1997 it has focused on creating state-of-the-art interactive games for PCs, consoles and mobile communication devices. The company today employs 35 people and has offices in Lund and Ronneby, Sweden. A new office will shortly open in Malmö, Sweden. Sierra On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com/ is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global leader in interactive content, and is one of the world's largest publishers of education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its ® ® divisions, Blizzard Entertainment , Coktel, Knowledge Adventure , Sierra and Flipside.com(tm) are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is a subsidiary of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi Communications. PlayStation and the PlayStation logos are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/05/12/20000512BIT00420/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/05/12/20000512BIT00420/bit0002.pdf