RACE Pro for XBOX 360 Announced
Atari has announced to publish Simbin’s RACE Pro for the XBOX 360, bringing a true simulation to the most popular next generation gaming console.
This confirms the initial rumors about Simbin’s first XBOX game, just the name and the publisher have been falsely rumored. RACE Pro will bring most of GTR Evolution’s content to the XBOX360, including the WTCC, Formula 3000, Mini Challenge and the GT and production class cars.
The game will feature 13 tracks, two of them are completely new as RACE Pro will let players race around Laguna Seca and Road America. This marks the first time that a Simbin game includes American tracks, not a bad idea to appeal to US gamers. There is no mentioning of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, seeing that the GTR Evolution cars are included leaves the possibility open though.
Atari’s statement also includes mentioning of the new-generation Lizard graphics engine, however it’s specifically called “physics engine” there. We´ll have to wait for further information to see whether that’s a typo or what kind of graphics engine RACE Pro will use.
RACE Pro will enable 12 players to race eacher other via XBOX Live, players at home will be able to compete using the brand new Hot Seat feature. RACE Pro is scheduled to be released this fall, stay tuned for more info!