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Worlds Inc. Announces Next Generation Internet Experience 'Worlds Ultimate 3D Chat Plus...'.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 1998--

Advanced Features Include Custom Avatar Creation, Voice-to-Voice

Internet Telephony, Proprietary 3D Internet Browser, Among Others

Worlds Inc. (OTC:WLDI -- www.worlds.com), whose shareholders include Compaq Computers, Pearson PLC, and Visa International, among others, a pioneer in the development of 3D Internet technology and content, today announced the introduction of the next generation Internet experience, 'Worlds Ultimate 3D Chat Plus...(TM)'. According to Thom Kidrin; President and CEO of Worlds, "'Worlds Ultimate 3D Chat Plus...(TM)' is truly the next generation 3D Internet experience, taking traditional Internet chat to an entirely new level, one never before experienced on the Internet." According to Kidrin, "this entirely new Worlds product combines traditional 2D ("HTML") Internet chat with the added dimension of real-time 3D animation and motion over the Internet using Worlds proprietary 3D Internet browser."

The user of 'Worlds Ultimate 3D Chat Plus...(TM)' has the ability to select an avatar (one's alter ego character) for self-representation on the Internet. Once selected, through his or her avatar, the user can then move into and out of different environments from a meteor in outer space to a space station and into and out of other more conventional virtual worlds, including dance clubs, beautiful virtual gardens, and the very first, truly dedicated, special 3D Internet chat rooms with categories ranging from social relationships to teens to 'Let's Talk about...' music rooms to Wall Street. Through the use of his or her personal avatar, users will be able to meet thousands of other people (via their avatars) from around the world.

Kidrin went on to note that "while Worlds 3D Internet browser is proprietary and permits relatively fast avatar movement over the Internet, one of the more remarkable features is Worlds Avatar Gallery and Worlds Gallery of Metamorphics. The Avatar Gallery contains over 100 different avatars, including more than 70 that are polygonal and are user controlled for performing more than 17 different actions and behaviors, including walking, waving, nodding yes and no, flipping, twirling, expressing happiness and anger, doing funky and rockin' roll dances and even flying in cyberspace, among other gestures.

"After selecting one's avatar from the Worlds Avatar Gallery, the user enters Worlds Gallery of Metamorphics and that's where cyberspace enters the next generation -- the user's ability to now, for the first time in a multi-user real 3D environment, create his or her virtual persona through avatar customization. The user can change his or her avatars' hair color, skin color, clothes textures and colors, and even add shoes and gloves, not to mention the ability to change one's face to someone entirely different -- and for those with inflated (or deflated) egos, even change the size of the head on one's avatar. To take this user experience even further, 'Worlds Ultimate 3D Chat Plus...(TM)' also has voice-to-voice Internet telephony."

Worlds has just begun taking orders for 'Worlds Ultimate 3D Chat Plus...(TM)' on its web site at www.worlds.com. As part of the product launch and for a limited time, the basic service, including the CD, is priced at $9.95 for a one year membership to Worlds newest online community.

About Worlds Inc. 3D Internet Technology and Content

Worlds' Internet software and content embedded on traditional audio CDs, as an enhanced, value added feature, permits animation and motion on the Internet. Worlds' proprietary software and content permit online users to experience moving into and out of various spaces via the selection of an avatar (one's alter ego character) for self-representation on the Internet. Worlds Avatar Gallery has over 100 different characters (avatars) from which an online user may select his or her online character, be it a real person, an animal, a cartoon character, or even a bird. These online users can also meet other avatars with whom they can communicate in various ways, including, but not limited to traditional text chat or real voice-to-voice chat; these users can even wave to and dance with one another and exhibit numerous other behavior patterns, all in a highly interactive, real time, online environment. As previously announced, an agreement that was subject to a number of conditions for Worlds to merge with Unity First Acquisition Corp. was recently terminated.

Forward-looking statements. The information herein contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results, performance, and achievements of the company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the competitive environment, inflation, changes in costs of goods and services, economic conditions in general and in the company's business, demographic changes, changes in the availability and terms of financing to fund the anticipated growth of the company's business, the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, changes in the company's capital expenditure plans, and other factors referenced herein and in the company's filings with the SEC. In addition, such forward-looking statements are necessarily dependent upon assumptions, estimates and dates that may be incorrect or imprecise and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Accordingly, any forward-looking statements included herein do not purport to be predictions of future events of circumstances and may not be realized. Forward-looking statements can be identified, by, among other things, the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "anticipates," "intends," or the negative of any thereof, or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy or intentions. Given these uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The company disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to announce publicly the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.
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