D-BOX Technologies Inc.

D-BOX Technologies Inc.

November 12, 2008 02:30 ET

D-BOX closes deal with Black Box - EA integrates D-BOX Motion Code™ into the upcoming PC version of Need for Speed Undercover

    LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 12  - D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:
DBO.A) announced today that it has concluded a licensing agreement with Black
Box, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS). This licensing agreement
will allow Black Box to integrate the unique D-BOX Motion Code(TM) technology
on the soon to be released PC version of Need for Speed(TM) Undercover game.
D-BOX Motion Code(TM) technology is proprietary software that powers a range
of Motion systems featuring high performance actuators designed to provide
real-time response to on-screen action.
    "We are very pleased and thrilled about the idea of working with
Electronic Arts; one of the world's leading interactive software company"
stated Claude Mc Master, President and Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX
Technologies. It is a first significant step to integrate D-BOX Motion
Code(TM) in the video game market. Through this licensing agreement, we are in
a position to raise the awareness of millions of video game players worldwide
to the D-BOX Motion immersive experience which is perfectly adapted to their
needs and expectations."
    Mr. Mike Rayner, Chief Technological Officer at Black Box, developer of
Need for Speed, added: "The D-BOX technology will help bring the intense chase
and over-the-top action driving sequences found in Need for Speed Undercover
to life. For the first time, Need for Speed fans will experience what it feels
like to be in the driver's seat as cars whip around corners and weave in and
out of traffic."
    Need for Speed Undercover takes players back to the franchise's roots and
re-introduces break-neck cop chases and spectacular highway battles. Players
discover a world of high-stakes and high-speed action in some of the world's
hottest cars. The all-new Heroic Driving Engine propels the action forward as
players experience the dramatic story through spectacular Hollywood-style
live-action in-game movies.
    Need for Speed Undercover is being developed by Black Box in Vancouver,
B.C. and is slated to ship in North America on November 18th and in Europe on
November 21st 2008. It will be available for Xbox 360(TM) video game and
entertainment system, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, and
Wii(TM) as well as the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo
DS(TM), PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) handheld entertainment system, PC and
mobile. More information can be found at www.needforspeed.com.

    About D-BOX

    D-BOX Technologies designs and manufactures high-technology motion
systems destined mainly for the entertainment industry. Its unique, patented
technology uses D-BOX Motion Code(TM) specifically programmed for each film,
TV program or video game, resulting in motion that is perfectly synchronised
with on-screen action. By forming strong industry alliances, D-BOX's
award-winning motion technology is creating a global standard in the
entertainment world. For more information, please visit www.d-box.com

    D-BOX is a registered trademark and D-BOX Motion Code is a trademark of
D-BOX Technologies Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and
may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    About Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in
1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software
worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and
the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA
SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS Freestyle(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2008, EA
posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than
one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More
information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found
on the Internet at http://info.ea.com
    Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle, POGO and Need for
Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the
U.S. and/or other countries. "PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION" and "PSP" are
registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox and
Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used by
license by Microsoft. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    EA and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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    or accuracy of this release.
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Contact Information

  • Luc Audet, Chief Financial Officer, D-BOX
    Technologies Inc., (450) 442-3003, extension 258, laudet@d-box.com; M. Marc
    Jasmin CMA, Partner, Jasmin-Dumais Financial Communications Inc., (514)
    231-2360, mjasmin@d-box.com