November 13, 2006 -- SimBin and Valve today announced an agreement to deliver RACE - The Official WTCC Game to consumers around the world via Steam. In addition, all retail copies of RACE sold for the PC in the EMEA territories will include Steam functionality for auto-updating, matchmaking, and anti-piracy encryption.
From acclaimed Swedish developers SimBin, RACE - The Official WTCC Game is due for release worldwide via Steam and at retail in EMEA territories on November 24th, 2006, and the first title to deliver the intense action of the WTCC championship to PC gamers.
Steam is the only full-featured broadband platform for the delivery and management of games and digital content, and has pioneered its broadband services to over 10 million customers with core and casual games from today's leading publishers and developers.
"Delivering RACE via Steam means over 10 million gamers will have the chance to purchase the world's first ever World Touring Car Championship game directly from their PC," said Henrik Roos, CEO of SimBin. "Powering the retail version RACE with Steam means every player will have all the latest content available for the game and be able to enjoy the industry's most advanced set multiplayer services."
With over 60 different and accurately modeled cars and 10 officially licensed tracks from four continents, RACE offers all the drivers, cars, and locations featured in 2006 WTCC championship season, while offering support for both single and multiplayer games, race against up to 26 real players or online AI opponents.
For further information visit: http://steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=game&AppId=4200
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SimBin Development Team AB is a Swedish game developing company making interactive entertainment with focus on the highest simulated gaming realism for all leading gaming platforms. The company possesses a global distribution network with its main markets in Europe and the US. SimBin was founded in 2003 and occupy a total staff of 70 people, consisting of 50 employees at the headquarters in Vara and the development studio in Gothenburg, and 20 distributed consultants world wide.
In the SimBin portfolio you will find award winning titles like "GTR - The FIA GT Racing Game", "GT Legends" and "GTR 2 - The FIA GT Racing Game". www.simbin.com
FIA World Touring Car Championship is one of only three FIA world championships, alongside the Formula One and World Rally Championships. Eight car manufacturers are represented with large scale series production cars, modified by the same strict regulation, which are driven by 27 teams inscribed in the 2006 championship, competing in 20 sprint races during the series. At the end of the season, two FIA WTCC titles will be awarded: DriversÂ´ Champion and ManufacturersÂ´ Champion. Besides these FIA titles, WTCC promoter KSO and official tyre supplier Yokohama will award the Yokohama IndependentsÂ´ Trophy. www.fiawtcc.com