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DiRT 4 Wold Rallycross Gameplay Trailer

Larkspur, Calif. – May 23, 2017 – Codemasters and Deep Silver today released the latest DiRT® 4™ trailer showcasing the game’s incredible rallycross content across various classes and circuits. You can view the new action-packed, wheel to wheel trailer on the official DiRT YouTube channel.

DiRT 4 is the official game of the FIA World Rallycross championship and the new gameplay trailer shows Supercars racing at Lohéac Bretagne, Montalegre, Lydden Hill, Hell and Holjes. In addition to the S​​upercar class, DiRT 4 also has rallycross racing in RX2, Super 1600s, Group B classics and crosskarts making it a fully-fledged rallycross experience.

Developed in consultation from two time FIA World Rallycross Champion, Petter Solberg, the rallycross handling in DiRT 4 has undergone a complete overhaul to ensure it is as close to the real thing as possible.

Rallycross is thrilling multicar, circuit racing on mixed surfaces made up of both dirt and asphalt. The short, quick-fire races take four to six laps and each car must complete at least one ‘Joker Lap’ which is longer than the traditional lap leading to tactical, enthralling wheel-to-wheel racing. Drivers compete in four qualifying races before the top drivers make the semifinals and final. The supercar class in the FIA World Rallycross Championship consists of 600bhp beasts that accelerate from 0-60mph in under 2 seconds – faster than a Formula One car.

Launching on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam on June 6th, 2017 DiRT 4 challenges you to Be Fearless as you take the wheel of the world’s most iconic and powerful off-road vehicles. Featuring two different handling models, Gamer and Simulation, DiRT 4 offers both depth and accessibility for players old and new to the franchise. The game’s innovative Your Stage system allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique rally stages at the touch of a button.

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F1 2017 Announced with Trailer

Larkspur, Calif. – May 17, 2017Codemasters® and Deep Silver today announced that F1™ 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, will include the return of classic F1 cars to the series, as well as an even deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode. F1 2017 will release on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam on August 25th 2017.

The announcement trailer showcases three of the historic F1 cars that will feature in the game – the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 as driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, the 1992 Williams FW14B that was raced by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese and the 2002 Ferrari F2002 of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. Further classic cars will be revealed in the coming weeks.

“After an extremely successful year with the highly acclaimed F1 2016, we are delighted to be announcing F1 2017 and re-introducing classic F1 cars back to the series,” said Paul Jeal, game director at Codemasters. “Classics were incredibly well received when we included them in F1 2013, and in F1 2017 they are back and better than ever. With so many great cars to choose from, it was hard to decide on the final twelve, but we are delighted with our selection of some of the most successful and iconic fan favourites from the past 30 years.”

“For the first time ever F1 2017 fully integrates the classic experience into the main career mode,” said Lee Mather, creative director at Codemasters. “As part of your career you will be invited to race in modern day, invitational events in the different classic F1 cars throughout the season. We’re also adding to the variety in F1 2017 with the inclusion of four alternative circuit layouts, as well as numerous new gameplay types. The classic cars will also be available to play in a range of other game modes, including online multiplayer modes and time trial.”

The 2017 season has seen a huge number of changes to the sport itself, with the stunning new car designs not only looking great, but having lap record breaking performance levels to match. The opening races of the season have further thrilled fans with the increased competition on the grid, as Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton and Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel battle it out at the top of the Championship, and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen continuing to excite fans around the world.

Consumers who pre-order or purchase ‘Day One’ copies of F1 2017 will have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the ‘F1 2017 Special Edition.’ Alternatively, the McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased at a later date. The eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.

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NASCAR Heat 2 Announced

CHARLOTTE, N.C. May 15, 2017 – 704Games, NASCAR Team Properties’ exclusive console simulation-style video game licensee, announced today that NASCAR Heat 2, a new NASCAR racing game, will be available in North America on Sept. 12, 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

NASCAR Heat 2 builds on the core experience of its predecessor, NASCAR Heat Evolution, with advancements from returning developer Monster Games. These improvements include enhanced online multiplayer, a deeper career mode, track updates, additional drivers and other features in line with the 2017 NASCAR-sanctioned national series formats.

“We’re excited to continue our relationship with Monster Games for NASCAR Heat 2,” said Paul Brooks, CEO of 704Games. “This new game will have a very different look and an enhanced overall experience that reflects the insights of actual NASCAR drivers. Over the coming months, we’ll announce additional new features that we believe will really excite our fans.”

“NASCAR Heat 2 improves on the strong racing foundation established in NASCAR Heat Evolution,” said Richard Garcia, President of Monster Games. “We added a slew of new features designed to take NASCAR games back to their roots, while delivering an authentic racing experience for fans.”

704Games is again working with Toyota, an Official NASCAR Partner, for a new cover athlete competition. From now until Friday, May 19, fans can vote at www.NASCARHeat.com/CoverRace for the two Toyota drivers they want to see go head-to-head to be the face of NASCAR Heat 2. The first of these finalists to finish Stage 2 at the Monster Energy All-Star Race™ on May 20 will become the cover athlete forNASCAR Heat 2. This is the second year 704Games and Toyota have partnered to offer additional racing content to elevate the in-game experience.

“The inaugural Monster Energy All-Star Race is going to be one of the most entertaining weekends of the year,” Brooks concluded. “Being featured on the cover of a video game is an honor for any athlete. Teaming up with a forward-thinking partner like Toyota for the NASCAR Heat 2 Toyota Cover Race is a thrilling addition to up the stakes of the weekend and increase fan involvement.”

Additional information on NASCAR Heat 2 will be available throughout the summer on the game’s official website: www.NASCARHeat.com. Fans can also follow NASCAR Heat 2 on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.

Project CARS 2 McLaren Gameplay Trailer

May 9, 2017 – The McLaren 720s burst onto the supercar scene at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and has already garnered excitement and critical acclaim from automotive journalists around the globe. Now the power, agility, and sheer beauty of the McLaren 720s can be experienced in Project CARS 2! Witness McLaren’s latest supercar tear up the Long Beach Grand Prix street track in today’s new Project CARS 2 gameplay trailer here (ready for embedding): https://youtu.be/neJwOxqyoVM

Project CARS 2 will feature a plethora of iconic high performance machines found throughout automotive history. Utilizing their proprietary LiveTrack 3.0 technology, the development team at Slightly Mad Studios is able to create dynamic weather and track conditions with the aim of delivering an unparalleled level of realism and authenticity that’s unsurpassed in the racing game genre. Project CARS 2 is racing its way to its late 2017 launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and STEAM for PCs in the Americas.

MotoGP 17 – Announcement Trailer

Milan (April 12, 2017) – Milestone, one of the leading and longest established racing game developer in the world, is proud to announce MotoGP™17, the videogame dedicated to the 2017 world championship season. The game will be available on July 11 on PlayStation®4, PS4™Pro, Xbox One® and Windows PC/STEAM™.

MotoGP™17 will be available exclusively at GameStop in the United States and participating retailers in Canada and Latin America. Pre-orders will give players access to the MotoGP ™ 17 – Credits Multiplier helping them reach the top of the MotoGP™ Championship. MotoGP™17 will also be available for digital download.

The 2017 edition of the official MotoGP™ videogame brings all the adrenaline and need for speed of the new motorbike world champion with it. The title will include all the 2017 riders, teams and tracks; the new rules and the Red Bull Rookies Cup championship. This edition will reach 60 FPS for the first time, guaranteeing unprecedented performance and extreme enjoyability for the end user. All this will be made possible thanks to the Milestone developers’ experience and skills, developed over 20 years of dedicated work to racing.

“We are working really hard to make MotoGP™17 not just a seasonal update, but an enjoyable game which is full of all the innovations which the fans of the series have asked for over the years. We will have a new competitive and thrilling online mode, a completely revolutionised career mode and much more. I don’t want to reveal too much, but I can assure you that you will see great things in the next few months. In the meantime, sit back and watch the beginning of the new season with us,” states Matteo Pezzotti, Milestone Lead Designer.

Project CARS 2 – Official Rallycross Gameplay Trailer

April 11, 2017 – Rallycross, one of the world’s most thrilling and action-packed motorsports, will come fully-loaded to Project CARS 2 with an array of licensed cars and tracks in late 2017. Rallycross combines the sideways dirt racing action of rally with the highspeed corner carving action of tarmac racing, all taking place within a closed course with 70-foot jumps, obstacles, and with other drivers in close proximity.

Merging the authentic physics, unsurpassed visual fidelity, and superior driving dynamics synonymous with the Project CARS franchise along with a technical partnership with one of the sport’s most legendary teams, OMSE rallycross. The development team at Slightly Mad Studios signed real-world Honda Factory Global Rallycross racing stars Mitchell deJong and Oliver Eriksson as consultants to ensure the sport is presented in the most accurate and realistic manner possible. Project CARS 2 drivers will experience the rush of driving purpose-built rallycross cars such as Mitchell and Oliver’s Honda Red Bull GRC Civic Coupe on scanned real-world rallycross tracks including US-based DirtFish and Daytona, Lånkebanen in Norway, and the track where it all began half-a-century ago—Lydden Hill in the UK.

Project CARS 2 is racing towards its launch later this year on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM.

New Motorsport Manager From the Pit Wall Video Released

April 7, 2017 – SEGA and Playsport Games today released ‘Aerodynamics’, their fourth “From the Pit Wall” video for Motorsport Manager™. The great and good of the Formula 1 grid head north to Shanghai this weekend for the 14th staging of the Chinese GP, on a track renowned for its long back straight and sweeping corners, so it makes sense that the latest in our Motorsport Manager™ “From the Pit Wall” video series covers the ins, outs, ups and overs of aerodynamics.

Courtesy of F1 driver-cum-TV analyst Karun Chandhok, find out how important the front wing is for cutting through the air and sending it purposefully back over the rest of the car, thereby maximizing the performance of the other aero parts like the floor, rear wing and even the drivers’ helmets. With speeds of over 300 km/h tempered by hairpins and other low-speed areas in Shanghai, this weekend will typify how essential it is for teams to understand how best to balance their car for maximum speed down the straights while not sacrificing too much stability in the corners.

For more information about Motorsport Manager™, log on to www.motorsportmanager.net and follow us on social media for game updates and general motorsport chat at www.twitter.com/playmotorsport & www.facebook.com/playmotorsport.

Bandai Namco’s WRC 6 Launches

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Mar. 3, 2016) – Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Bigben Interactive, a worldwide player in video game publishing, have released WRC 6, a new entry in the acclaimed rally racing series. WRC 6 enables players take on all 14 official rallies, play-as or against the official drivers and teams in the 2016 FIA rally season for a complete racing series. WRC 6 is now on sale in the Americas or the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®.

Developed by Kylotonn Racing Games, WRC 6 is an extreme motorsport challenge that offers the complete rally experience with accurately reproduced tracks, teams, and drivers from the World Rally Championship. In addition, the game offers 11 new Super Special Stages that combine unique driving challenges with iconic environments from around the world. To help friends compete against each other, WRC 6 includes a split-screen multiplayer mode, diverse and challenging new stages, the eSports WRC Championship, and more realistic vehicle behavior to help players lose themselves to the rush of the race.

Racers who have mastered every jump, turn, and terrain of WRC 6 will have an opportunity to put their racing skills to the test with a series of official competitions for Season 2 of the Esports WRC Championship. The championship is open to all WRC 6 players to enter where they’ll compete in a series of rally races that run parallel to the official WRC calendar. The eSports WRC Championship rounds end in November 2017, followed by a final competition. Players will have multiple opportunities to put in their best performances through a variety of conditions and stages. The routes and additional information will be available before each event on www.esportswrc.com.

“Since its start in 1973, the FIA World Rally Championship has become the authoritative name in gritty and challenging rally races. We can’t wait to see gamers climb in the driver’s seat and experience the high octane driving experience the talented teams at Kylotonn and Bigben have created to bring the rallying action to gamers,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With its fast cars, fierce eSports competition, and rich roster of courses, WRC 6 lives up to that world famous racing series and truly puts players in the driver’s seat.”“We’re excited to work with BANDAI NAMCO to bring the excitement of the newest season of the FIA World Rally Championship to the Americas. Perhaps the best part for us will be seeing racers from around the globe squaring off to determine who in the best racer in the world,” said Benoît Clerc, Head of Software at Bigben Interactive. “We work hard to make games that everyone can enjoy, and with WRC 6, beginners and veteran racers alike will have an opportunity to experience the exhilaration of rally racing at the highest level. There’s something here for everyone!”

WRC 6 is available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via STEAM®. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and WRC 6, go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

DiRT 4 Day One and Special Editions Announced

Larkspur, Calif. – March 1, 2017 Codemasters & Deep Silver today announced that there will be a Day One Edition of DiRT® 4™ which will feature an exclusive Hyundai R5 rally car as well as a unique event* and Founder Icon. There will also be an exclusive Special Edition that will feature the Day One content plus a Team Booster Pack that give you a unique team offer, staff and facilities bonuses, and an additional Steelbook option which includes the Day One content with a limited edition steel box.

Double FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and rally driver Kris Meeke have both been involved in the development of DiRT 4 and they give their thoughts on Your Stage, a game changing stage creation system, in the game’s latest video available here: https://youtu.be/R7mBlcwqSyU.

Your Stage allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique stages at the touch of a button in DiRT 4. Just select one of the five rally locations from within the game (Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales) and set the time of day and weather conditions. You adjust the route’s length and complexity using sliders before generating your own completely unique stage. If you are not happy with it, just press Generate again and create another. You can then race, share and challenge your friends to take on your bespoke stage.

Paul Coleman, DiRT 4’s chief game designer, commented, “Your Stage is something that we have been working on since the launch of DiRT 3 in 2011. It allows players to generate an almost infinite variety of stages at all of the rally locations in DiRT 4. It’s a revelation as now our players will get the thrill of driving a new stage whenever they want.”

“It is extremely simple for you to create a stage but, behind the scenes, we have an extraordinarily complex series of rules and algorithms that put these routes together. Your Stage creates such a huge variety of routes, some that we would never have thought of crafting before, and they’re amazing to drive.”

DiRT 4 will fearlessly race to the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC in June 2017. DiRT 4 takes the passion and authenticity of off-road racing in both rally and rallycross to the next level, whilst also reintroducing gamers to Landrush, thrilling short-course racing in trucks and buggies.

Key Features:

·        OVER 50 OF THE MOST BREATH-TAKING OFF-ROAD CARS EVER BUILT – Including Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2

·        5 INCREDIBLE RALLY LOCATIONS WITH MILLIONS OF ROUTES – Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales

·        THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – Race at Montalegre, Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes & Lydden Hill in a multitude of different series

·        LANDRUSH – Short-course dirt track racing in Pro Buggies, Pro-2 Trucks, Pro-4 Trucks and Crosskart vehicles in California, Nevada and Mexico

·        JOYRIDE – Laptime challenges, smash challenges, free-play area and send challenges to friends

·        DiRT ACADEMY – Taking place at the DirtFish Rally School in Washington, USA, learn the skills, techniques and practice to become the best!

·        CAREER MODE – create your driver, compete across the disciplines, gain sponsors and build your team with clear goals and rewards

·        COMPETITIVE GAMING – Daily, weekly and month-long challenges against fellow players from around the world

·        NEXT GENERATION OF RACENET – Live ladder, leagues and tournaments, cross-platform leaderboards, enhanced CREST telemetry system

·        TUNING – Tweak your set-up based on vehicle, track and weather conditions to best suit your racing style

·        DAMAGE & REPAIRS – Wear and tear is faithfully recreated with an improved and realistic damage model. Damage can be repaired by hiring  Engineers to work in the team’s Service Area between stages but with a finite amount of time available.

Retail options:
DiRT 4 Day One Edition
DiRT 4 plus:
Hyundai R5 with entry to an exclusive Hyundai Event*
Founder Icon

DiRT 4 Special Edition
DiRT 4 plus:
Hyundai R5 with entry to an exclusive Hyundai Event*
Founder Icon
Team Booster Pack
* Event takes place only on 9th, 10th, 11th June 2017

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Baja: Edge of Control HD Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Vienna, Austria, March 1st 2017: THQ Nordic has announced the release of another updated 2008 classic, Baja: Edge of Control HD, coming digitally and in-stores late Q2 2017.

Originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Baja: Edge of Control HD has been re-mastered for PlayStation 4™ and Xbox One with sharp 4K compatibility, a huge selection of vehicles and new environments.

Features of the HD version

  • Greater immersion via various graphical improvements including better textures, higher framerate, and increased details
  • More authentic racing by improved rendering techniques for shadows, lighting and dust effects
  • More accessible gameplay due to improved controls, user interface and an easier career start

About Baja: Edge of Control HD

Baja: Edge of Control HD is the carefully remastered version of the original off-road racer from 2008 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This truly unique game contains more than 1,000 miles of the toughest terrain Mother Nature has to offer, including the steepest mountains, thickest mud and deepest canyons known to man.

Only the HD version features much crisper and more detailed visuals running at super smooth framerates in up to 4K screen resolution.

With countless sponsored vehicles in eight classes, including Trophy Trucks, 4x4s and buggies, Baja: Edge of Control HD features a full array of upgradeable options with hundreds of authentic parts that affect each vehicle’s performance.

Players will put their off-road machines to the test in near-vertical Hill Climb challenges, head-to-head Open Class races, circuit races and the ultimate off-road endurance challenge: the Baja! Baja: Edge of Control HD contains more than 100 tracks across all landscapes in races that can last up to four hours.

The game’s vehicle physics deliver authentic handling, and a support management system that allows gamers to monitor and repair realistic vehicle damage as fenders fly, tires are blown, suspension is stressed and engines overheat.

Features

  • 4 player split screen and online multiplayer
  • Dozens of vehicles to choose from
  • Monitor and repair vehicle damage via truck and helicopter teams
  • Authentic vehicle physics respond to any bumps and ruts you drive over
  • Numerous, authentic vehicle parts to help fine-tune the performance of your off-road machine
  • More than 100 tracks, nine open worlds and 1000 miles of drive-to-horizon landscape
  • Lots of different events, including Hill Climb, Baja Endurance Races, Closed Track Races and more
  • Free roaming gameplay: drive as far as you want and find hidden tracks, jumps, and more off-road madness