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NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology Key in Development and Demo of RoboBlitz at E3

 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology Key in Development and Demo of RoboBlitz at E3

Naked Sky Entertainment's RoboBlitz Designed to Take Advantage of Graphics Technology Advancements Available Only on NVIDIA Hardware

ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (E3)-LOS ANGELES, CA-MAY 17, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its award-winning, patented SLI technology has been selected for the development and demonstration of Naked Sky's next-generation title, RoboBlitz, at E3. Employing custom modifications to the Unreal Engine 3 and the Novodex physics engine, RoboBlitz is tuned specifically for NVIDIA SLI technology and dual-core Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition-both critical to providing unparalleled experiences in next-generation gaming titles. This demo will be featured in the NVIDIA booth at E3, #346.

"NVIDIA SLI technology and Intel dual-core processors allow the player to run the game at higher resolutions and superior frame rates, while accurately simulating frame rate independent physics, which delivers a delicious visual and interactive experience," said RoboBlitz Producer, Dave Taylor.

RoboBlitz is a fast-paced, robot combat game employing advanced robot simulation technology and control theory from modern robot design. It is one of the first Unreal Engine 3-based games to support intricate physical interactions in a multiplayer environment.

"Naked Sky has done a wonderful job leveraging the Unreal Engine in developing an all physics-driven game without a single frame of hand animation," said Bill Rehbock, director of content development at NVIDIA. "By utilising the most cutting-edge technology advantages in the PC industry, including SLI and multithreading technology, Naked Sky has created what is sure to be one of this year's hottest E3 demos."

NVIDIA SLI technology doubles the graphics processing power within a single PC and presents Naked Sky and other game developers the opportunity to further push the capabilities of the engine by giving its artists more freedom. With NVIDIA SLI and NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI media and communications processors (MCPs) as its primary development platform, developers such as Epic and Naked Sky are able to achieve performance gains of up to 70 per cent for its Unreal Engine 3 game engine technology. As a result, NVIDIA SLI technology is the graphics development platform of choice to licensees of Unreal Engine 3.

About Naked Sky Entertainment
Naked Sky Entertainment is an independent, next-generation game developer based in Los Angeles. At the 2005 Intel Developer Forum and the 2005 Game Developer Conference, Naked Sky demonstrated an all physics-driven, fully playable Unreal Engine 3-based game demo specifically designed for the new Intel dual-core processor. Composed of top MIT programmers, award-winning Hollywood artists, and game industry veterans, Naked Sky specialises in developing games for the next-generation PC and console hardware. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.nakedsky.com.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,800 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.co.uk.

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