Sohu.com Announces Changyou.com Began Open Beta Testing Of "Battlefield(TM) Online" On November 15, 2012

 Sohu.com Announces Changyou.com Began Open Beta Testing Of "Battlefield(TM)
                         Online" On November 15, 2012

PR Newswire

BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2012

BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU), China's
leading online media, search, gaming, community and mobile service group,
today announced that its online game subsidiary, Changyou.com Limited
("Changyou") (NASDAQ: CYOU) began open beta testing of Battlefield™ Online,
Changyou's first licensed online first-person shooter game ("FPS") on November
15, 2012.

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Battlefield™ Online is licensed from Electronic Arts, and is a Chinese online
game version of the classic Battlefield™ franchise. The game breaks away from
traditional FPS gameplay, utilizing jet fighters, tanks and even aircraft
carriers as the main instruments of warfare, while firearms and ammunitions
function as auxiliary weaponry. The game allows players to not only compete as
small teams in Team Death Match and Capture mode, but also to participate in
large-scale combat with up to 100 players in a 50 vs. 50 battlefield.
Additionally, Battlefield™ Online features different infantry classes. Players
can select from four classes including "medic," "antitank soldier," "engineer"
and "sniper" when joining a combat or before re-spawn. The battlefields in
the game are portrayals of real-life battle settings and even the parameters
of the military vehicles in the game are based on reality as well.

Mr. Dewen Chen, Changyou's president and chief operations officer, commented,
"The FPS game market is an established market in China, and players demand for
diverse and unique gameplay experiences is expanding. Battlefield™ Online
contains unique features like large-size battlefields and military vehicles
that we believe will appeal to more advanced FPS players. Battlefield™ Online
is Changyou's first FPS game, through which Changyou will further enrich and
diversify our game portfolio and attract more FPS players with innovative
gameplay, ultimately further expanding our user base."

About Changyou

Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) is a leading developer and operator of
online games in China with a diverse portfolio of online games that includes
Tian Long Ba Bu, one of the most popular massively multi-player online ("MMO")
games in China, and DDTank and Wartune (also known as Shen Qu), which are two
popular web games in China. Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com
Website, a leading game information portal in China. Changyou began operations
as a business unit within Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) in 2003, and was carved
out as a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007. It completed an
initial public offering on April 7, 2009. Changyou has an advanced technology
platform that includes advanced 2.5D and 3D graphics engines, a uniform game
development platform, effective anti-cheating and anti-hacking technologies,
proprietary cross-networking technology and advanced data protection
technology. For more information, please visit http://www.changyou.com/ir/.

About Sohu.com

Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) is China's premier online brand and indispensable
to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web
properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user
community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and
communication. Sohu has built one of the most comprehensive matrices of
Chinese language web properties and proprietary search engines, consisting of
the mass portal and leading online media destination www.sohu.com; interactive
search engine www.sogou.com; #1 games information portal www.17173.com; the
top real estate website www.focus.cn; #1 online alumni club www.chinaren.com;
wireless value-added services provider www.goodfeel.com.cn; leading online
mapping service provider www.go2map.com; and developer and operator of online
games www.changyou.com/en/.

Sohu corporate services consist of online brand advertising on its matrix of
websites as well as bid listing and home page on its in-house developed search
directory and engine. Sohu also offers wireless value-added services such as
news, information, music, ringtone and picture content sent over mobile
phones. Sohu's online game subsidiary, Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU) has a
diverse portfolio of online games that includes Tian Long Ba Bu, one of the
most popular massively multi-player online ("MMO") games in China, and DDTank
and Wartune (also known as Shen Qu), which are two popular web games in China.
Sohu.com, established by Dr. Charles Zhang, one of China's internet pioneers,
is in its sixteen year of operation.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates
in 75 countries.

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about
EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Battlefield
is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA
International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the
property of their respective owners and used with permission. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. Statements that are not
historical facts, including statements about Sohu's beliefs and expectations,
are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans,
estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place undue reliance
on them. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties.
We caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual results
to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.
Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the current
global financial and credit markets crisis and its potential impact on the
Chinese economy, the uncertain regulatory landscape in the People's Republic
of China, fluctuations in Sohu's quarterly operating results, and Sohu's
reliance on online advertising sales, online games and wireless services (most
wireless revenues are collected from a few mobile network operators) for its
revenues. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in
Sohu's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and
other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Eric Yuan
Sohu.com Inc.
Tel:    +86 (10) 6272-6593
E-mail: ir@contact.sohu.com

In the United States:

Mr. Jeff Bloker
Christensen
Tel:    +1 (480) 614-3003
E-mail: jbloker@ChristensenIR.com





SOURCE Sohu.com Inc.

Website: http://corp.sohu.com
Website: http://www.changyou.com/ir/
Website: http://www.sohu.com
Website: http://info.ea.com
 
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