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RACE Begins

Swedish developer SimBin has officially announced RACE, an upcoming motorsports game based on the WTCC series, featuring the name in ALL CAPS. The title will take players through the official FIA world championships as a newcomer and will include several official tracks and cars.

  • As RACE looks and feel we are both proud and also sure of the fact that this game will be a complete success which will strengthen WTCC as a brand and secure a broader base of fans for the cars and stars of our championship, Jaques Behar, KSO Chairman and Eurosport Managing Director comments.
  • The nature of WTCC, which is based on race tuned cars seen on the streets every day, and the tight sprint racing in a two-race format**, guarantees the player more intensity and bumper to bumper action than found in any other racing game on the market, says Henrik Roos, CEO, SimBin.
  • A very close collaboration with the organisation, car manufacturers, teams and drivers involved in the WTCC have provided SimBin with all the invaluable assets to make this production feasible. This covers all the data needed to be able to recreate the championship down to the smallest details on the cars, tracks and teams.
  • All in all RACE has been a new challenge for SimBin to recreate due to its major differences in style from previous games in SimBinĀ“s portfolio. Tomas Karlsson, COO, SimBin.

RACE will be demoed at the Leipzig Games Convention – Hall 5 E30 or Hall 2 E82. The official website has gone up along with detailed information and media.

GTR Does 360

THQ has announced a multi-title deal with SimBin that will see the GTR franchise racing to the Xbox 360 soon. Directed by professional racing driver and former FIA GT Team Owner, Henrik Roos, GTR is expected to ship for the next-gen console in Spring 2007.

No details were revealed, but both the studio and THQ had big things to say about the upcoming game.