July 24, 2012

EA and Insomniac Games Blast Off With the Launch of Outernauts on Facebook Today

Leading Software Publisher and Award-Winning Console Game Developer Team Up To Bring Adventure Role-Playing Game to Facebook

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- It's time to tame the galaxy! Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and Insomniac Games announced the official launch of Outernauts™, the independent developer's first game created for Facebook. Developed by Insomniac Games, the creators of Spyro the Dragon™Ratchet & Clank™, and Resistance™, Outernauts is a new adventure role-playing social game set in a universe where players can capture and train exotic alien beasts for battle as they transform their cosmic homeworld into a thriving galactic hub.

"Outernauts is Insomniac's newest game universe. We believe it will appeal to both our long time Insomniac fans and new consumers on Facebook," said Ted Price, President and Founder of Insomniac Games. "By bringing the breadth and elements of console gaming to a social game, we hope to give our fans—both old and new—a unique gaming experience on Facebook."

Featuring a deep story with real RPG strategy and Insomniac's signature sense of humor, Outernauts is an adventure role-playing game that casts players as members of United Earth's elite Outernaut force. The Outernauts are charged with capturing and training exotic alien beasts as they uncover the riddle behind mysterious "ancients" while battling pirates and evil corporations seeking to control the galaxy. Players will explore planets, harvest loot, and fight asynchronously alongside or against friends to master a wild, untamed universe.

"We're delighted to see such a well-known and respected developer of console games launch its newest project on Facebook," said Sean Ryan, Director of Games Partnerships, Facebook. "With the arrival of Outernauts, people who love console games have another way to connect with friends on Facebook."

Outernauts is now live on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/outernauts. To learn more about Outernauts, visit the game's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/outernauts. Press assets are available at http://info.ea.com.

About Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games is an independent videogames developer that has released award-winning hits exclusively for PlayStation consoles for 18-plus years. In 2009, it announced a partnership with EA Partners to release its first multiplatform game, Overstrike. The studio has created world-famous game franchises such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, resulting in more than 38 million games sold globally. Insomniac is also known for its collaborative workplace culture, having earned 12 local, regional and national "best places to work" honors since 2004. In January 2009, Insomniac opened a Durham, N.C. studio. Additional information can be found on both Insomniac studio locations at http://www.insomniacgames.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

In fiscal year 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. EA and the EA logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Ratchet and Clank, Resistance and Outernauts are trademarks of Insomniac Games, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

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