Vivendi Universal to distribute Empire’s game.
Vivendi Universal Publishing has announced that it will distribute games for Empire Interactive in North America. Titles listed under the agreement include a total of 15 SKUs, and are Victorious Boxers, End Game, Antz Racing, Starsky & Hutch, Ghostmaster, and World Sports Cars. These titles are planned for both the PC and next-generation consoles.
"This deal is a major endorsement of the titles we are developing," said Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire Interactive. "It illustrates Empire's potential for significant growth and gives us the opportunity to challenge the larger players in the market. The combination of mainstream titles for multiple platforms, together with the strength of VU Publishing's distribution network, opens an exciting new chapter in Empire's history at a time when the games market is set for dramatic growth."
"Empire Interactive's history of developing compelling and profitable titles for multiple platforms makes this partnership a natural fit," added Philip O'Neil, senior vice president of Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing North America. "We look forward to leveraging Empire's development strengths to further our commitment to creating and delivering a wide variety of games for consumers of all ages."
7/12/2001 Matt Stensrud