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INTERPLAY SIGNS DIRECT DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR PC LINEUP WITH WAL-MART

Irvine, California, July 13, 2000 -- Interplay Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: IPLY) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Wal-Mart to distribute its pc products directly to the retail chain.

As part of its ongoing effort to further develop retail partnerships and manage its product in the channel, Interplay is very excited about this recent agreement. It allows both sides to conduct business in a more responsive manner, while increasing profitability.

"This is a very exciting opportunity," stated Interplay Chairman and CEO, Brian Fargo. "Until now, we have never been able to fully maximized our potential with Wal-Mart. It's a direct result of our increased efforts to form strong strategic alliances with retail partners."

Interplay Entertainment Corp. is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for both core gamers and the mass market. Interplay currently balances its development efforts by publishing for personal computers and current generation video game consoles. Interplay releases products through Interplay, Shiny Entertainment, Digital Mayhem, Black Isle Studios, 14 East, its distribution partners and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc. More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is available through its worldwide web site at http://www.interplay.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:
This release may contain forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future events or results to differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that may cause such a difference for Interplay include, but are not limited to, risks of delays in development and introduction of new products, dependence on new product introductions which achieve significant market acceptance and the uncertainties of consumer preferences, dependence on third party software developers for a significant portion of new products, risks of rapid technological change and platform change, intense competition, seasonality, risks of product defects, dependence upon licenses from third parties, risks associated with future capital requirements, dependence upon third party distribution, dependence upon key personnel and risks associated with international business, intellectual property disputes and other factors discussed in the Company's filings from time to time with the Securities Exchange Commission, including but not limited the Company's annual report on Form 10K for the year ended December 31, 1998. Interplay disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.

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