Darmstadt (Germany),16th of February 2005: Publisher 10tacle Studios AG and Developer SimBin Development Team AB are pleased to announce that the coming international release of GTR – FIA GT Racing Game, will include complete support for TrackIR 3™ with Vector Expansion™. Oregon-based NaturalPointÂ® Inc.'s TrackIR 3™ with Vector Expansion™ is a high-performance head tracking system that is the standard by which 3D view control is measured. This small, easy to use device makes your GT car cockpit come to life.
Drive Like Never Before
What makes the GTR implementation of Vector Expansion™ so revolutionary is the ability to manipulate the 3D environment in all six degrees, also known as "six degrees of freedom" or “6DOF”. As the driver you can now move your virtual head just like your own head. With the TrackIR 3™ you can move your monitor sight from left to right, up and down, simply by turning your head. With Vector Expansion™ this feature has been taken to the next level so the gamer can lean left/right, slide forward/backward, raise or lower the head and even tilt it to any angle. This will give everyone the racing advantage needed to be the winner. Lap times will improve and there will be far fewer crashes due to the increased situational awareness that Vector Expansion™ offers. Until now, leaning into the turn or looking around the steering wheel had been impossible in a racing simulation. By bringing TrackIR 3™ with Vector Expansion™ and GTR together, every race enthusiast get the most satisfying and realistic sim-racing experience possible. You will encounter situational awareness like never before, have view control like never before and with GTR you will race like never before!
"Coming from the racing simulation community as fanatics ourselves, we know what features the hardcore racer wants to see and as a company, we are committed to fulfilling the wish lists of racers everywhere", says Ian Bell, Head of Studio/Creative Director, from SimBin Development Team.
To learn more about TrackIR™ and Vector Expansion™ visit www.trackir.se or www.naturalpoint.com for further information.
GTR - FIA GT Racing Game will be available next month and hit the shelves in Europe on the 11th of March!
For more information:
GTR is the new ultra-realistic simulation by SimBin Development Team AB released in Germany and to be internationally in spring 2005. Based on the FIA GT world championship racing series, GTR includes all of the cars and drivers from the standard season as well as the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa race. Containing an unparalleled degree of detail and authenticity comparable to the most exacting flight simulators, GTR challenges all expectations of what a racing game should be. Developed and tested by hundreds of real FIA GT racing drivers and utilizing actual racing telemetry data from the featured teams, GTR delivers the most realistic driving experience the world has seen to date.
About 10tacle studios AG:
10tacle studios AG is one of the leading German game-publishers. As a facilitator between investors, developers, and distributors in the games industry, the company fills an important gap in the current business field. Founded by CEO Michele Pes in August 2003, the company now employs 100 associates in its locations in Darmstadt, Hannover, Bratislava, and Singapore. With its product portfolio 10tacle covers all three major pillars of interactive entertainment: online, offline, and wireless.
About SimBin Development Team AB
SimBin Development Team AB is a software development company comprised of more than 80 world class coders and artists - all racing enthusiasts - united with the single vision of creating the ultimate racing simulation. Headquartered in Vara, Sweden; Docklands, London and Gothenburg, Sweden, SimBin Development Team AB was founded in 2003 by Ian Bell and Henrik Roos, a three-time Swedish GT champion and current competitor in the FIA GT world championship.