RACE Pro

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Atari
Developer: SimBin

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'Race Pro' (X360) Gets Patched, Fixes Multiplayer Issues

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving gamers the ultimate racing simulation experience, all powered by Lizard, SimBin's own physics engine. With precision physics and handling, racers will feel every bend and burst of acceleration along with every emotion from pre-race tension in the pit lanes to the exhilaration of capturing the checker flag.

Multiplayer Fixes:

Fixed bug causing the game to crash when 12 players have joined and left a multiplayer game
Disallow connections to host if they are not waiting for players
Fixed the ”fast forward” / speed bug currently generating some unrealistic race times in leaderboards.
Fixed problem with lap times being reported to the wrong leaderboard when moving on to the next track in multiplayer.
Fixed problem of a player joining during session activation causing the client to get stuck in the loading screen.
Fixed issue when creating a session with downloaded car and inviting a player that doesn’t have the car
Fixed name of tracks on servers list when players do several sessions in a row
Fixed incorrect race length value seen in game list screen
Fixed transparent car that appears after un-pausing in multiplayer qualification
Fixed the incorrect message that appears when attempting to access multiplayer without a gamer profile signed–in and if selecting
Multiplayer with an offline gamer profile
Set default host option of qualification to NO in multiplayer for players that have never hosted a game in Race Pro before
New messages: Display some session info in-game so players can recognize where in the game they are
New messages: Add a specific multiplayer loading tip showing 50% of loading time in player match only

General Update:

Fixed performance drop while driving over curb
Improved deformation of cars
Fixed hot seat start position problems
Removed dangerous driving dialogues when entering loading screen
Fixed crash when the player tries to enter the end pit driving backwards and wants to restart the race after the losing message
Fixed some localization bugs
Locked F3000 car #12 and unlocked the Corvette C5R since there is no contract for it in Career mode
Fixed validation for replay files to allow replay files saved between year 2000 and 2099
Fixed sound bug making Doppler effect of other cars sound corrupt in swing cam
Fixed force feedback detection for wheels and slightly improved strength of force
Adjusted the Seat Leon Extreme Tryout time
Fixed sound bug making the rev sounds on some cars not transition smoothly (including Mini Cooper and BMW M3 GTR)
Fixed sound bug with the force calculation of picking the correct collision sound

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving gamers the ultimate racing simulation experience, all powered by Lizard, SimBin's own physics engine. With precision physics and handling, racers will feel every bend and burst of acceleration along with every emotion from pre-race tension in the pit lanes to the exhilaration of capturing the checker flag. RACE Pro provides unrivalled realism and deep immersion into the racing world through ultra realistic car models and official FIA championships and tracks. Putting players in the driving seats of their simulated racing careers, racers will have the opportunity to work their way up the leader boards through intense training and winning key races. RACE Pro has something for everyone, allowing players of all levels to pick up and play, while offering challenging tracks and advanced modes for the more experienced players.

RACE Pro offers a wealth of cars ranging from 200 to over 1000 horse power, as well as a host of championships including WTCC (World Touring Car Championship), Formula 3000 and Formula BMW. GT cars from manufacturers including Aston Martin and Saleen take their place on the grid as well as production cars such as the Audi R8 and Dodge Viper SRT10. In addition, RACE Pro is exclusively bringing all the WTCC cars from manufacturers Alfa Romeo, BMW, Chevrolet and Seat to Xbox 360 for the very first time. For a blast of accessible fun, the Mini Cooper Challenge invites players of all abilities to take the wheel.

Gamers and racing fans alike will experience the thrill of racing these powerful cars on 13 real life tracks covering all continents, of which Macau, Porto and Pau are exclusive to RACE Pro, and US tracks Laguna Seca and Road America are brand new to SimBin fans.

Online play via Xbox Live and System Link support lets up to 12 players take on equally high-powered opponents and test their skills to the limit to reach the finish line ahead of the pack. For friends closer to home, the brand new 'Hot Seat' feature puts players in the driving seat for a limited amount of time before passing the controller to the next player and so on, demanding exceptionally quick reactions and precision racing from even the most seasoned drivers.

RACE Pro features three GT Classes: GT Pro, GT Sport and GT Club. GT Pro is the fastest of the three classes, followed by GT Sport and GT Club. Each GT class features all out race cars presented in full race trim. What differentiate the three classes are levels of tuning on engines, the amount of chassis improvements allowed, and tyre and wheel sizes.

Key Features :

  • Thrilling Driving Experience: Players will feel every bend and burst of acceleration as well as every emotion from pre-race tension in the pit lanes to exhilaration on the podium.
  • Unrivalled Racing World Realism: Users will be deeply immersed into the racing world with ultra realistic car models, official championships and tracks. Participants work their way up the leader boards through intense training, winning key races and securing valuable sponsorship deals.
  • ‘Hot Seat’ Feature: Brand new to RACE Pro, this feature brings social racing to the living room for the first time as players are put in the ‘hot seat’ for a limited amount of time before passing the controller to the next player in the ‘hot seat,’ accelerating the pace of the game with quick reactions and precision driving.
  • Wide Variety of Cars: Players can choose from vehicles ranging from 200 to over 1000 horse power, GT cars, WTCC extreme cars, formula and production cars.
  • Real Life Tracks: Gamers can experience the thrill of sport racing with over 15 real life tracks covering all continents, of which Macau, Porto and Pau are exclusive to RACE Pro.

Nothing gets closer than RACE Pro, the ultra real racing simulation game exclusive to Xbox 360, scheduled for release Feb. 17, 2009.


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