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Los Angeles, CA., May 13, 1996 -- Fox Interactive confirmed today that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, international stars of the critically acclaimed Fox television series the X-Files, will now star in Fox Interactive's live-action X-Files CD-ROM adventure, slated for release in 1997. Fans and players will become immersed in the phenomenon of the X-Files when Anderson and Duchovny portray agents Scully and Mulder in an original production created for the X-Files interactive adventure. Developed in conjunction with the show's creator, Chris Carter, this interactive odyssey features a new X-Files storyline for a completely unique X-perience that remains true to the mystery and intrigue of the television show.

"We are continuing to raise the standard for interactive entertainment with Gillian and David appearing in the X-Files title," said John Richmond, president, Fox Interactive. "In producing all-original footage for the title, X-philes and interactive gamers will have a new and intensely realistic way to explore the mysteries of the paranormal world."

Fox Interactive is developing the title incorporating HyperBole Studios' VirtualCinema technology, a software engine that allows the player to become the main character in the X-Files story.

"The VirtualCinema engine measures the response and activities of the player and applies them back to the original storyline," said Richmond. "With the VirtualCinema software and story-driven interactivity, we are able to capture the mysterious X-Files style and provide players with a unique and authentic interactive experience."

The X-Files CD-ROM for Windows 95 and Macintosh brings the dark and mysterious mood and tone of the television series right onto the computer screen incorporating the all-new X-Files storyline. Utilizing video shot exclusively for the title, the player can communicate with the characters from the show, fully explore their environment, examine clues and evidence, and interview witnesses while collaborating with Mulder and Scully to solve strange paranormal phenomena.

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Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation Company, is committed to developing bold and engaging interactive entertainment. Drawing from the hottest properties that Fox Filmed Entertainment, Fox Television and other News Corporation companies have to offer, Fox Interactive creates truly interactive products that capture the excitement of proven entertainment.

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