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'Pro Race Driver' (Xbox/PC) Zooms Into Retail Outlets

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT

Enhanced editions of Codemasters’ Pro Race Driver, the the worldwide hit that debuted on the PS2, steer their way onto store shelves today for the Xbox and PC. Set to be the most dynamic and dramatic circuit racer for PC and Xbox, the new editions are even fiercer than the best-selling PS2 version. Pro Race Driver lets players race as a touring car professional in a gaming experience packed with 42 real cars, 13 championships and an incredible 38 real-life, internationally renowned, race circuits. The new editions also add a qualifying round to championship races. With up to 20 cars tearing up the track simultaneously - six more cars than in the original – the game is sure to make any driver’s adrenaline race.

Pro Race Driver takes racing games to a new level, uniquely blending a cast of game characters with the sport’s real-life drivers, locations and championship events. The game gives players one central character, Ryan McKane, to connect with, and wraps the high-speed race action in with real-time generated plot-driven cinematic sequences.

With up to 20 cars on track at once, motor sport’s most aggressive exhibition of close-contact racing results in spectacular damage and it can all be seen in stunning graphical detail using the Xbox hardware, and on PC supporting Direct X 8 compatible graphics cards. Online and network play is also included for Pro Race Driver’s PC players. The roar of the cars’ engines and the dramatic story sequences sound even better with support for surround sound mode up to and including 5.1 - the audio features high quality samples, reverberation and environmental audio effects.

A playable demo, along with additional information and in-game footage videos, can be found on the dedicated web site.

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