Paris, France, February 22, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the preview of a new Virtools solution for faster and easier developments on Nintendo’s new Wii™ console. The versatility of the Virtools platform, combined with 14 years of experience in virtual reality, allows faster and easier development on the Wii console.
“By delivering innovative solutions for the Wii, we are providing a powerful solution to developers, game designers and graphics artists, boosting all aspects of game development creativity” says Virgile Delporte, Virtools vice president of Electronic Entertainment for Dassault Systèmes.
Thanks to this new solution, especially the Wii Remote™ building block and Wii Remote client, Virtools components which allowing the access of Wii controllers on PCs with Virtools 4, authorized Wii game developers are now able see results in hours and tune their game play on the fly. Virtools technology is the most adapted platform for creative game development whileNintendo’s Wii console represents the perfect console for game developers to unleash their creativity. Virtools powerful render engine is currently being ported and optimized for the Wii console.
Dassault Systèmes’ Virtools will be present at the Game Developer Conference 2007, which is being held in San Francisco, March 5–9. To see demonstrations of this new technology, visit Virtools at booth 454 WH.
Acquired by Dassault Systèmes in mid-2005, Virtools is the leading provider of comprehensive software solutions for building highly interactive 3D life-like applications. Virtools 3D real-time technologies and solutions have been used in a wide variety of applications such as simulation of product usage, ergonomic testing, creating the shopping experience, training scenarios, right through to branding, advertising and web marketing applications. Customers include industry leaders such as France Telecom, L'Oréal, Matsushita, Procter & Gamble, PSA, Renault. Virtools game clients include major game studios such as Electronic Arts, Remedy, Nickelodeon, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Microsoft, Dreamcatcher, Warner Bros Online and Ubisoft, etc. Virtools is a licensee of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc's Tools and Middleware Licensing program. For more information, visit http://www.virtools.com
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 90,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIAfor global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com
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