Ultimate Racing Simulation
Continues with TOCA Race Driver 2006
Next Iteration in Series Coming
to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC this Winter
New York – March 17, 2005 –
Codemasters, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment, announced
today that the acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of
motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 2006.
Coming this winter for PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system, the Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft and PC,
race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world’s most
aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head
online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of
With an 8-year heritage, the TOCA
series has captivated a wide breadth of racing gamers. To appeal across the
board, TOCA Race Driver 2006 will deliver individual game modes that are
specifically designed to satisfy the speed-freak and the motorsport simulation
fanbase, using all the juice from the enhanced engine.
For those who know their friction
circles from their piston rings, there’s the new Pro Career mode where you
follow a career in a specialist racing discipline – including GT, Off Road,
Touring Cars, Historic, Open Wheel, Rally and Oval.
With each discipline representing a
different genre of motorsport, you’ll progress through championships that cover
the breadth of that discipline. If you want to make it as an Open Wheel race
driver, you’ll start off in Go-Kart events before progressing to Formula 1000,
then further championships including Formula BMW, Formula 3, and all the way up
to join the BMW WilliamsF1 Team!
More than ever before, TOCA Race
Driver 2006’s stunning physics and damage engine will take real-life racing to
the next level. You may have seen realistic speed and acceleration before, but
TOCA Race Driver 2006 accurately simulates full tire wear, tire and engine
temperatures, fuel consumption affecting weight distribution, and real world
engine inertia. This incredible detail is simulated on every vehicle, across the
entire range of motorsports featured.
Alternatively, if you want to jump
straight into some of the world’s most powerful cars and see those tires screech
under full power, take the World Tour – an immediate and accessible racing mode.
With race-driven cinematic cut-scenes, continuing the series’ innovative plot
driven narrative, and more championship choices than ever before, the World Tour
is the ultimate fast fix of race gaming.
However you decide to race, no TOCA
game would be complete without full-on car damage. For TOCA Race Driver 2006,
the next generation of the series’ Terminal Damage Engine is being intensely
worked on to create motorsport gaming’s most spectacular real-car collisions on
world famous circuits.
Says Gavin Raeburn, Head of Studio
and responsible for the TOCA series at Codemasters: “TOCA Race Driver 2006 is a
huge project and one we’ve had in the works for almost a year already. The team
are doing an incredible job and taking motorsport gaming to a level that no one
else is even touching upon and they’re doing it to a hugely advanced point. The
refined engine will enable players to really thrash the cars and see the real
world results of doing so: radiators will overheat, tires will burnout, engines
will blow – the works. “ “This detail means the actual races become far more
exciting and tactical. You may be a good enough driver to get to the front of
the pack, but can you stay there when your engine is threatening to rip itself
out and there’s hardly any rubber left on your rims?”
Featuring an incredible 35 different
motorsport disciplines, you’ll be competing in British GT (BGTC), Muscle Cars,
V8 Supercars, DTM, Monster Trucks, Baja Motocross, Formula Palmer Audi, Historic
Grand Prix, Touring Sports Cars, Formula 3, BMW WilliamsF1 Team and many more
specialized championships, complete with race rules including flags, warm up
laps and full car set up.
Get ready to experience all the
power, the aggression, the glory of real-life motor racing in TOCA Race Driver
2006, coming in winter 2005 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Sign up for all the
latest reports through the game’s development, register online now at
About Codemasters Codemasters is a
global interactive entertainment company with offices in New York City, England,
France, Spain, Holland and Germany. Founded in the UK in 1986, Codemasters
publishes award-winning software for the PC, next generation video game consoles
and online gaming. Codemasters develops original titles such as Operation
Flashpoint (PC Game-of-the-year) and ToCA Race Driver, as well as games based on
top licensed properties including American Idol, MTV Music Generator and IndyCar
Series. Additional information about Codemasters and its products can be found
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