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Microsoft To Include Discreet's Gmax In Dungeon Siege

Discreet and Microsoft have signed a second licensing agreement to create, publish and distribute Discreet gmax game packs in another title. The role-playing game DUNGEON SIEGE, developed by Gas Powered Games, is the next confirmed Microsoft game to include support for gmax software. The title is scheduled for delivery in 2002. gmax will allow users to create and modify their game content for unique and extended experiences. "This is the support that mod makers have been waiting for! Discreet gmax gives people the ability to create cool new characters, outrageous weapons and fantastic new landscapes to be used with DUNGEON SIEGE, our new action role-playing game," said Chris Taylor, president of Gas Powered Games. "By combining the power of gmax with our SIEGE Editor, hard-core gamers and the DUNGEON SIEGE mod community will have all the tools they need to create an unlimited number of adventures." Paul Perreault, gmax product manager, said, "Discreet gmax enables game developers to leverage tool sets from Discreet 3ds max to give game players an unprecedented means to create game modifications (mods). Game companies win with gmax because their production tools become valuable components of the game experience. Game players win because they get a suite of free 3D tools to create, edit and share their own characters, scenery and levels. This agreement with Microsoft underlines Discreet's commitment to allow gamers to personalize their game experiences."

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