By Team SimRacingWorld
2 May 2003
Colin McRae Rally, one of the games market's most valuable and acclaimed motor sport franchises, returns this year as Codemasters confirms Colin McRae Rally 04, a PlayStation 2 and Xbox addition to the genre-leading 6 million-selling series.
Due this November, Colin McRae Rally 04 will have players driving on the very edge of control as the series' sublime car handling combines with new championships, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car.
Colin McRae Rally 04 is being created by Codemasters' award-winning game development team responsible for keeping the series as the number one choice in rally gaming.
An advanced visual engine will deliver stunning environments and more detailed stages through the fresh international rally courses. The replay cameras are being enhanced to provide dramatic highlights from the rallies in dramatic televisual detail.
Gameplay will feature Championship, Rally and Stages modes, each with single player or multiplayer options that offer co-operative and competitive team challenges. Championships include a full rally season, specialist 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive events, Custom Rallies and an ultimate Expert Championship, which will set highest standards for the most die-hard rally fans.
Says Richard Darling, Codemasters' Creative Director:
"Colin McRae Rally 04 is all about great rally gaming, building on our technology, the team's superb craftsmanship in creating dramatic rally stages and their expertise in simulating spot-on car handling. We owe the series' fans a huge thanks for keeping McRae the dominant force in the genre and we intend to reinforce that position with the new game."
Colin McRae Rally 04 performs its stage start at this year's E3 exhibition (May 14, Los Angeles) where Codemasters will reveal the game's new open championships and the part testing challenges. Details will be available simultaneously online at the game's web site, located at www.codemasters.com/colinmcraerally04
Set to be the rally event of the year, Colin McRae Rally 04 is due to be published by Codemasters this November for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.