LYON, FRANCE - 7 September 2005 - Atari today announced that Fahrenheit, the paranormal thriller adventure video game, has gone gold and development is complete. Developed by Quantic Dream, Fahrenheit will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and Windows platform across Europe on 16 September.
In Fahrenheit, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders, all following the same pattern: ordinary people are killing absolute strangers in public areas. Lucas Kane becomes another one of these murderers when he suddenly kills a stranger in a men's washroom. Covered in blood, Lucas regains consciousness with no recollection as to why he committed murder. Hunted by police, Lucas must uncover the supernatural forces behind his crime before being incarcerated for life.
By encouraging players to assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Fahrenheit allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience - each and every decision made by the player will impact on how the story unfolds. Through motion picture techniques such as actor direction, multi-camera views, motion tracking and a contextual music score, players find themselves intimately immersed in the game.
"It's rare that a video game pushes back the boundaries to create a different, yet vitally still enthralling, experience for gamers in the way that Fahrenheit does," said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. "The evidence of countless members of the press and the huge number of consumers lucky enough to have played the demo all points in one direction: this is a game you must play to have a genuine glimpse at what the future of interactive entertainment can be."
Since the game was first shown to media in 2004, Fahrenheit has been greeted with widespread and ever-increasing enthusiasm as the day approaches when it is finally unleashed upon an expectant public.
Developed by Quantic Dream and written by David Cage, Fahrenheit will be released across Europe on September 16. For more information and to play the PC demo, please visit www.atari.com/fahrenheit.
About Quantic Dream
Founded in 1997, Quantic Dream developed Omikron - The Nomad SoulTM for PC and Dreamcast in 1999 and featured original music and acts composed by international star David Bowie. Beginning in 2000 through 2002, Quantic Dream devoted two years in creating the production infrastructure and technology needed to develop code for the next-generation console systems - Fahrenheit/Fahrenheit will be the first product created using these new and innovative tools. Quantic Dream boosts one of the most advanced state-of-the-art motion capture systems in Europe and offers its services and expertise to the film, television and video game industries. For additional information, please visit http://www.quanticdream.com
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).
The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
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