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THQ and Rainbow Studios Announce New Motocross Franchise

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PST

THQ today announced that Rainbow Studios, THQ's leading action-racing game developer, is producing the next installment in its motocross franchise. The new installment will make its debut on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Xbox videogame system from Microsoft in early 2004, in conjunction with the 2004 THQ World Supercross GP season.

"Rainbow is responsible for several critically acclaimed action-racing games including the `ATV Offroad Fury' series," said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "Their award-winning racing physics place them among the top racing game developers in the world -- capable of delivering unprecedented intensity and realism."

"We are delighted to be returning to our roots with this new motocross project," said Scott Novis, vice president, Rainbow Studios. "In addition to an extensive racing mode, we're creating huge, open interactive worlds for virtually endless exploration. THQ's long history with the sport will help us deliver a game that appeals to both the hardcore motocross and casual racing fan."

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