Mar 07 2007

Dassault Systèmes Previews Next Generation of Virtools’ Solutions at the Game Connection

Paris, France, March 7th, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today private previews of Virtools’ next generation solutions, which are currently being developed for the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.

Established as the # 1 platform for game prototyping (which allows developers to unleash their creativity while testing their ideas and game play), Virtools technology now addresses next generation platforms, applying its know-how to cutting edge developments.
With improved versatility and robustness, these solutions will allow faster and higher quality development.

“With our next generation solutions, soon to be released for the Xbox 360, we are now addressing top class development studios interested in high performance engine coupled with a new flexible production pipeline. With over thousands of characters fully animated on-screen and impressive shader-based visual effects, we are now playing in the upper league for production too,” says Bertrand Duplat, CTO for Virtools, Dassault Systèmes.

Virtools’ new solutions will be previewed exclusively during one-to-one demos during the Game Connection, held at the Game Developer Conference 2007, in San Francisco, March 8–9. Experienced video game developers with innovative and ambitious projects interested in partnering are invited to request a private meeting at www.virtools.com/News/events/2007/gdc.asp.

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