Hypnotix Devoured by EA Tiburon

Hypnotix, developer of such popular sports video games as Outlaw Golf and Outlaw Volleyball, has been acquired by Electronic Arts and incorporated into its EA Tiburon studio. The Hypnotix team is relocating from Little Falls, New Jersey, to Orlando, Florida, to develop a slate of action-oriented games beginning with Arena Football.

The first Arena Football title will ship at the beginning of the 2006 Arean Football League (AFL) season. Over the next four years, EA SPORTS will partner with the AFL on both media and retail marketing.

EA Tiburon employs more than 500 video game professionals and is responsible for such hugely successful sports-related franchises as Madden NFL Football, NASCAR, NCAA Football and NFL STREET. Find more information on EA and its products at www.ea.com.