REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2005-- Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS - News) announced today that NASCARÂ® SimRacing(TM) from the EA SPORTS(TM) brand is shipping for the PC. NASCAR SimRacing was developed by a dedicated PC production team for more than 18 months with the help of NASCARÂ® NEXTEL Cup Series(TM) drivers including Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The drivers' contribution to the game assisted the team in producing the most realistic NASCAR PC simulation game to date.
NASCAR SimRacing is the perfect combination of realism, true racing 'feel', depth, and advanced EA SPORTS presentation. Race down the straightaway at Daytona International SpeedwayÂ® alongside 42 other live drivers online as Voice Over IP talk mixes with the roar of V8 engines in surround sound. Computer driven cars ensure a full field of 43 cars when racing online, regardless of the number of live drivers. Broadband connection required for online play, microphone required for Voice Over IP.
NASCAR SimRacing also features the first multiple series NASCAR PC Career Mode where gamers will battle through 25 authentic tracks in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, NASCAR Busch, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. While progressing through the career mode, enjoy full race replays and analyze in-depth telemetry data. Improve skills and refine car setups for each track and move up the ranks towards the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championship. Pre-designed setups are available for less experienced drivers.
NASCAR SimRacing is designed for simulation fans by a dedicated PC development team at EA Tiburon. The game ships on February 15th and is rated "E" for (Everyone) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $39.99. The game's official website is: www.easimracing.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA GAMES(TM) and EA SPORTS BIG(TM). In fiscal 2004, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, NASCAR, is the sanctioning body for one of America's premier sports. NASCAR has 75 million fans spread throughout the U.S., ranks second among sports in television ratings, is among the leaders in professional sports in licensed product sales, and has more Fortune 500 company involvement than any other sport. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla, with offices in Charlotte, New York and Los Angeles, NASCAR sanctions 1,800 races at 120 tracks in 38 states.
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