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  THRUSTMASTER®, BIGBEN AND KYLOTONN JOIN FORCES ON WRC 6 DEVELOPMENT
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08/10/2016
 


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Lesquin (FRANCE), August 10th, 2016 – Bigben today announced its partnership with Thrustmaster®, designer and manufacturer of hardware and gaming accessories, for the development of WRC 6, set to be released this October for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam.

Thrustmaster, a well-known specialist of gaming accessories dedicated to racing games, offers a wide range of driving set-ups acclaimed by gamers for a complete immersion. This collaboration will allow WRC 6 to include entire compatibility with the wheels and pedals made by Thrustmaster.

"Being able to share with Thrustmaster on WRC 6 development is a great opportunity for us," says Alain Jarniou, Game Director at Kylotonn Racing Games. "We could not wish for a better associate than Thrustmaster to assure our community that compatibility issues encountered with WRC 5 will not happen again. Thrustmaster’s range of gaming wheels now will be completely integrated and optimized for this next opus of the franchise," concludes Alain Jarniou.

"Joining Kylotonn’s team allows us to offer the best of WRC 6 to our gamers, who will be able to enjoy every special stage and practice in the best conditions to try to win them all. This partnership turned out to be very effective and concrete," says Gille Raulet, Head of Development at Thrustmaster. "Both crews are sharing the same goal: to provide the most realistic driving experiences for gamers. We seek to develop specific products for each type of race and to include these in the whole set-up, and that is why we are always pleased to give a hand when it comes to optimizing compatibility. That is what we already did with the new WRC Gaming House."

Bigben and Thrustmaster started their rally tour with the brand new WRC Gaming House at Neste Rally Finland at the end of July, meeting the public and offering them exclusive hands-on sessions of WRC 6. Equipped with a cutting edge Thrustmaster set-up, the WRC Gaming House will be present on several more rallies during the FIA World Rally Championship season, and at most of the gaming events to come.

WRC 6 will be available this October for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam.

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About Bigben Interactive

Bigben Interactive is a European player specialized in video game publishing and the design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as audio products, The Group, which is recognized for its capacities in terms of innovation and creation, aspires to become one of European leaders in each of its business segments.

www.bigben.eu

About Kylotonn Racing Games

With more than 25 games released on all platforms, from the first generation of consoles to the current fourth generation, Kylotonn has a solid reputation in the video game industry. Composed of racing enthusiasts, our team's strategy is to gradually specialize in the racing games genre. Kylotonn Team: 60 developers - In-house real-time 3D technology: Kt HD

About WRC

The World Rally Championship is the FIA’s premium rally series. WRC showcases authentic motorsport, high performance cars and the world’s best drivers competing in dramatic surroundings ranging from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the stifling heat of Sardinia. Established in its current format in 1973, WRC participants battle for the drivers’ and manufacturers’ world titles at 14 rallies spanning 16 countries and five continents.

About Thrustmaster

Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 25 countries (including France, Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Spain, Romania and Italy) and distributes its products in over 85 countries worldwide. The Group’s mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products that maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment end users. www.guillemot.com © 2016 Guillemot Corporation S.A. All rights reserved. Thrustmaster® is a registered trademark of Guillemot Corporation S.A. All other trademarks and brand names are hereby acknowledged, and are property of their respective owners. Illustrations not binding. Contents, designs and specifications are liable to change without notice and may vary from one country to another.