Focus Home Interactive and Nadeo are happy to announce that Virtual Skipper Online is available as a free PC game download.
Virtual Skipper Online is a magnificent simulation with intense regattas in solo or multiplayer mode, outstanding graphics and an ultra-realistic sea modeled and animated to perfection. It is a benchmark for sailing fans and played online by a large community of players from around the world.
Based on a model that is close to the TrackMania Nations free game, also created by Nadeo, Virtual Skipper Online is a complete game with access to a solo mode enabling players to benefit from servers to meet and play against players from around the world in excellent conditions.
"Nadeo demonstrated with TrackMania Nations that a free game can intelligently exist along with a paid version," states Cédric Lagarrigue, CEO of Focus Home Interactive. "There are already more than 3 million players subscribed to the free game of TrackMania Nations and hundreds of thousands of players for the paid version of TrackMania United Forever. Today, TrackMania is simply the most played online game for PC. Today, we offer a similar version for Virtual Skipper in order to open the exceptional quality niche game that is so popular with sailing fans. Being a free game that is easily accessible will help it reach a large audience to become a strong benchmark in online games."
Virtual Skipper Online is available for free download. Take the helm of the most famous boats such as Class America, Open 60, Melges 24 or even offshore racers to sail the four corners of the world in 14 of the best competitive watercourses, either solo or in multiplayer mode.
Virtual Skipper Online:
• Online and offline regatta simulator, the benchmark for all sailing games.
• Alone or with other players, navigate 14 legendary watercourses including Valencia, Marseille, Trapani and Malmö – all venues of the America's Cup. Discover the prime locations for competitive sailing such as San Francisco, Sydney, Porto Cervo, Auckland, Vancouver, Wight, Quiberon, Rio and even Qingdao.
• Play online with players from all around the world (integrated chat, player-ranking systems, avatars, competitions...).
About de Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.
Nadeo is a French PC games developer, based near Paris. Founded in 2000, the company consists of 12 highly qualified employees working on several software projects. In 2006, Nadeo released the incredible TrackMania Nations. Free to download and free to play, the game was downloaded by millions of people worldwide and featured as one of the official games of the Electronic Sports World Cup. Though yet to announce a console release, Nadeo continues to enjoy success in the PC market with the exceptional Virtual Skipper and TrackMania series.