Sony Online Entertainment and the ESPORTS Arena Want You to Battle for Total Domination This Friday Night!


            **MEDIA ALERT**  **MEDIA ALERT**  **MEDIA ALERT**

                          ***FRIDAY, MAY 2nd***


You have been called to active duty! Sony Online Entertainment wants to drop you into the chaotic hot zones of its most highly anticipated massively multiplayer online first person action game. PlanetSide, will allow thousands of players to fight online in a never-ending global conflict that has never been seen before. At this exclusive debut, Sony Online will unveil key information on PlanetSide, including a first look at implementation of a new game technology that will further enhance the experience. PlanetSide will be available to the public on May 20, 2003 in North American retail stores.

      *  Hands-on one of the most highly anticipated PC games of the year
      *  Jaw-dropping footage & sound of a true PlanetSide experience
      *  One-on-one interviews with Dave Georgeson, Executive Producer of
      *  Interviews with Sony Online executives
      *  Broadcast facilities available
      *  PlanetSide gameplay footage available on B-roll

   WHEN:         Friday, May 2, 2003
                 8:00pm - 10:00pm

   WHERE:        ESPORTS Arena
                 701 5th Avenue
                 San Diego, CA

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   Christy Fritts
   Sony Online Entertainment
   Cell: (858) 442-9570

   Tamara Sanderson
   Sony Online Entertainment
   Cell: (619) 895-1650

  About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Digital Inc., is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise, EverQuest®, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX and St. Louis, MO, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development such as PlanetSide™, Star Wars Galaxies™ and the highly anticipated EverQuest® II.

EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks and PlanetSide is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment Inc.

PRNewswire -- May 2

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