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Be Incorporated and Monolith Productions Announce Development of Monolith Productions' Shogo: Mobile Armor Division for BeOS.

MENO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 1999--

Be Incorporated (Nasdaq:BEOS), developer of BeOS(R), the operating system designed for digital media applications and Internet appliances, and Monolith Productions, a leading interactive entertainment developer, today announced the development of Shogo: Mobile Armor Division(TM) for BeOS, an interactive computer game planned for release this year.

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division provides an involving, 'action movie' style single-player experience, where the player takes the role of Sanjiro Makabe, a security forces officer on the planet Cronos swept into a battle between terrorists and mega corporations. The result is an action-packed, first-person shooter game combining spectacular environments (from neon-lit, futuristic cityscapes to gaping desert ravines and canyons) with a meaningful storyline packed with intriguing characters and plot revelations.

"Be, Inc. is committed to bringing a broad suite of BeOS-supported interactive entertainment titles to market that deliver the ultimate gaming experience to consumers," said Jon Seidenfeld, games evangelist at Be, Inc. "In an adrenaline-charged game like Shogo, it's all about speed. BeOS allows gamers to squeeze every ounce of processing power from their systems to reach new levels of performance. BeOS also brings Shogo's cutting-edge graphics to life."

"We are excited to see Shogo being developed for BeOS," said Jason Hall, CEO of Monolith Productions. "The power of BeOS is ideal for an action-packed game such as Shogo, translating into a better interactive experience."

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division will be developed and published for BeOS by Wildcard Design. Wildcard Design has brought to market several other BeOS-supported games including Abuse, and most recently the hit strategy game Civilization: Call to Power.

In related news, Be, Inc. today demonstrated other popular games running on BeOS at the European Computer Trade Show (ECTS) including, Civilization: Call to Power, Corum 3, and Quake II running in Voodoo hardware accelerated openGL mode.

About Monolith Productions, Inc.

Monolith Productions, Inc., based in Kirkland, WA, is a game development and publishing company focused on combining uncompromising gaming content with the ultimate in high-end gaming technology. Founded by six game developers in 1995, Monolith's passion for programming has resulted in the creation of the LithTech 3D Engine. This proprietary software is used in the creation of Monolith products, such as the well-received Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, and is available for license to the wider development community, for whom Monolith is committed to delivering the software industry standard in licensing partner support. For the latest news and information on Monolith and it products, visit their Web site at http://www.lith.com.

About Be(R)

Be Incorporated delivers BeOS, an operating system designed for digital media applications and Internet appliances. BeOS is capable of providing faster and more predictable processing times for digital media applications than traditional desktop operating systems.

BeOS runs on a wide range of devices including Internet appliances, desktop PCs and high-performance multiprocessor workstations. BeOS is promoted through relationships with retailers, OEMs, applications developers, consumer electronic manufacturers and Internet service and content providers. Be Incorporated was founded in 1990, is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and has offices in Asia and in Europe. Be is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol BEOS and can be reached at (650) 462-4100 or http://www.be.com.

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