Infogrames is locking up Epic Games' Unreal
franchise in an exclusive publishing deal. Infogrames will hold all worldwide PC, Macintosh, and console publishing and distribution rights to Unreal Tournament
and the upcoming Unreal 2
, with an option to publish the original Unreal
. These rights had been held by GT Interactive, now itself owned by Infogrames, and the transfer may signal a move by Infogrames to fold GT as a brand. Further details about the deal have not been disclosed.