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Electronic Arts acquires Dreamworks Interactive

Electronic Arts, which claims to be the world's largest interactive entertainment software company, has announced the acquisition of multimedia developer Dream-Works Interactive (DWI), which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Electronic Arts.

According to Steven Spielberg, whose vision is said to have led to the creation of DWI: "We have been extremely pleased with the working relationship that has developed over the past two years with Electronic Arts. EA brings world-class production processes, strong global distribution and an unmatched marketing infrastructure to add to DreamWorks Interactive's top-notch creative talent."

DWI was formed as a joint venture in March 1995 by Microsoft and DreamWorks SKG, and is known for top-selling PlayStation titles such as Jurassic Park: Lost World and the new release Medal of Honor.

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