By Team SimRacingWorld
24 August 2003
Xbox LiveEonline multiplayer racing will become part of TOCA Race Driver's exhilarating circuit action as Codemasters' best-selling motorsport game is re-launched for Xbox in late October with a RRP of £29.99.
All new Xbox Live functionality will be added to the full game enabling up to 12 online gamers to compete head-to-head in the most realistic, most intense and aggressive racing championships seen in any Xbox motorsport game. The game also now includes System Link play for up to 12 consoles.
Incredibly, the new dedicated Xbox Live mode unlocks TOCA Race Driver's entire range of 42 real touring and sports cars, 12 championships and 38 internationally renowned race circuits and lets gamers race for supremacy in FreeStyle races.
Complete with Quick Match, Optimatch and fully featured Friends support, TOCA Race Driver also features voice support through the Communicator headset. Now when you're burning up the track, you'll be able to hear your opponents in the nearest two cars and, more likely, yell abuse at the vicious driver who just slammed into you.
In Live play, the adrenaline-surging races will feature up to 12 cars on track at once. The game will auto-detect playersEonline connection and set the optimum number of racers Eboth AI-drivers and human Efor a session based on the speed of their connection.
And with most of the cars in direct player control, motor sport's most aggressive exhibition of close contact racing results in spectacular collisions and full realistic damage.
TOCA Race Driver is already the most realistic car racing experience and its Xbox edition is acclaimed as the definitive version. The added Xbox Live racing delivers gameplay that's more thrilling, more unpredictable and more emotional than ever before.
The complete game with Live support will be published by Codemasters late October with a new RRP £29.99 making TOCA Race Driver the must-have motorsport game on Xbox. More information on the game, including in-game footage videos, can be found on the dedicated web site located at: www.codemasters.com/tocaracedriver
ABOUT TOCA RACE DRIVER
An international number one best seller, TOCA Race Driver is the evolution of racing games, uniquely blending a cast of game characters with the sport's real-life drivers, locations and championship events. The full game wraps the high-speed race action in real-time generated plot-driven cinematic sequences. The aggressive, white-knuckle drive of the global Touring Car and sport car challenges also features high-impact collision damage on the world's most expensive touring cars. TOCA Race Driver contains more official licenses than any previous game in the series, enabling players to race the world over in championships such as Germany's DTM Championship, Australia's AVESCO V8 Supercar Shell Championship Series and the UK's TOCA Tour. TOCA Race Driver will be published as a £29.99 classic title for Xbox with all-new Xbox Live functionality enabling up to 12 opponents to race simultaneously online.