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Project Gotham Racing 4

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Bizarre Creations
Release Date: Oct. 2, 2007

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'Project Gotham Racing 4' (X360) Gets New Tournament Modes

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2007 @ 11:15 a.m. PST

Project Gotham Racing 4 promises to continue the Project Gotham Racing pedigree of innovation by introducing exciting new experiences to racing fans worldwide.

Practice drifting and sliding your way to glory by participating in four new types of races: Daily Tournaments, Super Saturday, Simulation Sundays, and the Global Cup. Each race is unique, so read on to learn about each one, what you'll have to do to be invited to the party and what you'll face when you get there.

How to Qualify:

  • The Tournament Leaderboards include a timer counting down how much time is left to qualify.
  • To qualify for a Tournament, race as fast as you can on a Solo Hot Lap to set the best lap time.
  • Once you finish racing, check the Tournament Leaderboards to see if you've qualified.
  • Those who qualified will have a spot reserved for them (no-shows for the Tournament Elimination rounds will be disqualified.

Racing in Daily Tournaments (Available Monday through Friday):

  • Each Daily Tournament begins and ends in a single day.
  • A total of 640 players (five groups of 128) can qualify for each Daily Tournament.
  • Only the Top Two finishers advance in each elimination round.

Racing in Super Saturdays (Available on Saturdays only):

  • Each Super Saturday Tournament begins and ends on a single Saturday.
  • A total of 2,560 players (five groups of 512) can qualify for each Super Saturday Tournament.
  • Only the Top Two finishers advance in each elimination round.

Racing in Simulation Sundays (Available on Sundays only):

  • Each Simulation Sunday Tournament begins and ends on a single Sunday.
  • Players are required to use In-Car-View/Manual Gear only.
  • A total of 64 players can qualify for each Simulation Sunday Tournament.
  • Only the Top Four finishers advance in each elimination round.

Racing in the Global Cup (Available twice a month):

  • Each Global Cup Tournament takes two weeks to complete.
  • A total of 512 players can qualify for each Global Cup Tournament (top 20 finishers for each Nation, top 32 finishers from the "Rest of World").
  • Elimination rounds take place on the second Saturday of the tournament.

Winners of the Global Cup will have their gamertags proudly displayed on the PGRNations home page. Winners in the other Tournaments will have their victories appear in the leaderboards.

Get ready, ladies and gentlemen, because the Tournaments are almost here! Bring your best game, because in Tournament play, winners become online racing legends.

Right from the starting line, Bizarre’s vision for “PGR 4” was to create an emotionally-charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles. There are several new features that embody this emotional experience, the most significant being the new career mode. Drivers will be rewarded with a growing fanbase that’ll cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory. Just imagine hearing the roar of the crowd as you cross the finish line with your own style and flair.

One of the most appealing new gameplay elements is the dynamic weather system. Now racing through a track can mean facing an unexpected rain storm or snow flurries in the middle of a race. This results in changing physics when powering around a corner on the wet or icy surface in Shanghai and St. Petersburg or any of the game’s 10 other locations. So, if you think driving on a dry track is boring…

Weather changes won’t be the only element that brings added excitement and challenge to the game. Flair and driving style will now be just as important as technical skill, as players passing their opponent at full speed will pump their fists and exhibit more emotion as they earn recognition with the revised Kudos system. The Kudos will be worthwhile too, because the new A.I. personalities will be able to perform bold new driving maneuvers as they race side by side with other drivers.

PGR4 shows off an all-new career mode, dynamic weather system and PGR On Demand. The game will also feature some exotic locations, including St. Petersburg, Shanghai, and Macau, plus a revised kudos system.

The all new addition of motorcycles adds a new dimension to the “PGR” driving experience by allowing gamers to compete and pull off amazing driving maneuvers not possible on four wheels.

“PGR 4” offers franchise fans and new players alike exciting new ways to race over Xbox LIVE. “PGR 4” allows drivers to build a global racing community through team-oriented gameplay while making it easy to find their favorite races, friends, ghosts, replays or photos. Additional improvements to the unique Kudos rewards system provides gamers with more incentives to show off their distinctive driving styles including the ability to purchase new vehicles, game modes, gamerpics and more at the “PGR” Shop. “

PGR4 is currently available in Europe (£44.99), and in North America ($59.99).

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