[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Tuesday 14th June 2011, London, United Kingdom - Eutechnyx today
revealed the first batch of cars to feature in the Closed Beta Test
of upcoming online racing game and car community Auto Club
Revolution, also revealing additional new information about the
games racing engine and physics model.
The car list reveals a range which fits into Auto Club
Revolution’s eight tiers of car classification, all of which
will be used during the Closed Beta tests which are scheduled to
start in July. Ranging from sporty hatchbacks in Class E
through to top tier cars like the Bugatti Veyron in the Exotic
class, the first batch sets out the range of car classes that will
be in use during the first phase of beta testing.
Eutechnyx COO Darren Jobling said: “This first batch of
cars is the very tip of the iceberg in terms of automotive content
for Auto Club Revolution. The free-to-play and online nature of our
game means we are able to quickly add new batches of cars we have
created on a regular basis.
He continues, “As we build out the Auto Club
Revolution’s game content, players can expect to find a huge
range of cars, including historic, collectors and current models
alongside exclusive previews and first looks at the concept cars of
The cars announced, and which will be available in the Closed
Beta are: 2005 Bugatti EB16/4 Veyron, 1993 McLaren F1, 2006
Koenigsegg CCX, 2006 Pagani Zonda F, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1,
2008 BMW M3 Coupe (E92), 2008 Lotus Elise SC, 2008 Mazda RX-8 Type
RS, 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400, 2008 Nissan GTR, 2008
Mini John Cooper Works, 2006 Volkwagen Golf R32, 2008 BMW 135i,
2008 Vauxhall Astra VXR Nürburgring and 2009 Volkswagen
Released along with the published list are high resolution
renders for each of the Closed Beta cars.
Eutechnyx creative manager Mark Barton said: “The
significance of these renders is much greater than just
demonstrating the quality of the Eutechnyx creative team. The cars
seen in-game and in the browser are created using the models seen
in these renders. The level of detail reveals the quality and
realism of the cars in Auto Club Revolution, which is just one
reason why what we’re bringing to the free-to-play games
market is something special.”
Also released today is the first Auto Club Revolution fact sheet
with details of the racing and physics engine and the car set up
Auto Club Revolution Closed Beta begins in July 2011.
Anyone interested in participating in testing should sign up
Tony Coles, Peppermint P
Tel: +44 207 240 2645
Rob Fleischer, Sandbox Strategies
Tel: +1 (212) 213 2451
Janina Wintermayr, Marchsreiter
Tel: +49 (89) 519 199 42
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Auto Club Revolution
Auto Club Revolution is an online racing game designed around
communities of car fans. Built in deep collaboration with the
motor industry, Auto Club Revolution combines cutting-edge console
game development techniques within a social platform to deliver a
unique concept in the free-to-play online space.
Auto Club Revolution was designed, developed and published by
Eutechnyx is the world’s leading independent racing game
developer. With a history spanning over 23 years, the studio has
won numerous awards for its million-plus selling titles and
garnered exceptional acclaim in the business sector. As well as its
headquarters in the UK, the company has studios in Hong Kong,
Chengdu, Charlotte and Pittsburgh
For more information, please visit press.eutechnyx.com.
Auto Club Revolution and Eutechnyx are registered trademarks of
Eutechnyx Ltd. All rights reserved.