Motorsport Gaming Evolves As Codemasters Announces Race Driver One

April 19, 2007

Motorsport gaming evolves as
Codemasters announces Race Driver One.

ONE WORLD, ONE THOUSAND RACES,
ONE CHAMPION. IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING NUMBER ONE IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF RACE
GAMING FROM CODEMASTERS STUDIOS.

Codemasters today announced Race
Driver One™, the third generation in its acclaimed 8-million+ selling motorsport
series. The title is now in development at Codemasters Studios, creators of
genre-leading motorsport video games, and will arrive in 2008 for leading
console platforms and PC.

Race Driver One™ will be a true
evolution for the series, which first appeared as the TOCA (DTM/V8) Touring Car
games (1997–2000) and became the TOCA (DTM/V8) Race Driver series (2002-2006).
Taking the series from ultimate racing simulation to ultimate racing
stimulation, Race Driver One™ will be the next technical showcase for Neon, the
studio’s proprietary middleware system that is already driving Colin McRae:
DIRT™ in incredible detail.

Challenging players to become the
number one race driver in a new world of exhilarating motorsport, Race Driver
One™ will take players on a tour like never before; to beautifully realised
racing locations through Europe, the U.S., Japan and beyond. The game will
feature the most extensive range of events in the series, combining official
circuit-based championships with road races and urban street competitions.

"As each generation of gaming
formats shifts up a gear, so does this series and Race Driver One is set to
evolve the previously headlined TOCA (DTM/V8) titles as much as DIRT has the
Colin McRae series," says Gavin Raeburn, Executive Producer at Codemasters
Studios.

"Combining our racing heritage with
the Neon engine, Race Driver One will create a world that goes far beyond the
traditional boundaries of motorsport gaming, taking players from the most
prestigious race circuits to road and street events around the globe. A
completely fresh career structure will engage players in an unprecedented range
of racing styles as they build a team capable of becoming number one. The Neon
engine will be expanded to deliver a new level of visual detail, physics and an
astonishing car damage system."