Activision and Robomodo Choose NaturalMotion’s morpheme for Tony Hawk®: RIDE™

SAN FRANCISCO and OXFORD - July 14, 2009

NaturalMotion, the animation technology company behind the euphoria engine, today announced that morpheme, the company’s animation engine and graphical authoring tool, is being used in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) upcoming Tony Hawk: RIDE, developed by Chicago-based Robomodo.

morpheme is robust animation middleware designed to give developers and animators unprecedented creative control over the look of their final in-game animation by allowing them to author and preview blends, blend trees and transition graphs in real time.

“Tony Hawk: RIDE’s groundbreaking skateboard controller offers gamers a uniquely realistic experience,” said Christian Staack, Vice President of Sales for North America at NaturalMotion.“morpheme will allow Robomodo to match that standard of realism in their character animations, recreating the exhilarating thrills and painful spills of real skateboarding to the high degree of accuracy required for such an innovative game.”

Tony Hawk: RIDE is in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. A version for the Wii™ home videogame system, also utilising morpheme, is being developed by Buzz Monkey Software. All three versions are to be published by Activision Publishing, Inc. later this year.

About NaturalMotion

NaturalMotion Ltd. is a leading entertainment software company with offices in Oxford (England) and San Francisco (California). The company produces the widely-adopted animation technologies euphoria, morpheme/ and endorphin, used across the game and movie industries by companies such as Rockstar Games, LucasArts, Disney, Bioware and many others. Backbreaker, the company’s first in-house game is currently in production.

For further information please visit NaturalMotion’s website www.naturalmotion.com

About Robomodo

Based in Chicago, IL, Robomodo is a video game development studio focused on producing top-tier products on current and next generation console platforms. Robomodo's team has a strong track record for marrying solid game design with an innovative artistic style, as well as harnessing the power of current and next-gen consoles. The core Robomodo team has proven its abilities in the Mortal Kombat, NBA Street and Fight Night franchises. The company's first game for Activision Publishing, Inc. is Tony Hawk: RIDE, which will be released in 2009 simultaneously on the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment system and Wii TM home video game system.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

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