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FlatOut in Gold Position

25th Oct, London: Empire Interactive and Bugbear Entertainment today announced that their Christmas triple A racing title FlatOut has finally gone gold and is ready for the final big push to release.

From day one FlatOut has been hailed as a game to keep an eye on with Edge magazine stating 'Burnout should be rather concerned'. More recently the game has started to receive its first review scores, which are all proving excellent...

  • 9/10 PSW
  • 8/10 Official Xbox Magazine
  • 5/5 T3
  • 9/10 Fast Car
  • 88% Loaded
  • 80% PC Gamer
  • 4/5 Nuts

Jussi Laakkonen, Business development director for Bugbear Entertainment commented:

"It's done! It's an incredible rush to go gold with our first PlayStation 2 and Xbox game and also finish the PC version at the same time! We are sure the gamers worldwide will have as much fun playing the game as we had making it. It's time to GO FLATOUT!"

Paul Benjamin, Marketing Manager of Empire Interactive added:

"This is a great moment - a big thank you to everyone involved for all their time and hard work, especially Bugbear, getting their first Playstation 2 and Xbox game out is a huge achievement - We now just can't wait to see the reaction from the eager gamers after such a great response from the press"

FlatOut will be released for the PlayStation® 2, Xbox, PC CD-ROM on November 5th 2004.

Release: PlayStation® 2, Xbox, PC CD-ROM scheduled for November 5th 2004

Age Rating: 12+

Developer: Bugbear Entertainment

RRP: £39.99

For further information, please contact:

Doug Johns Tel: +44 (0) 1243 671767

PR Manager Email:

Adam Hartley Tel: +44 (0)845 166 2854

Head of Mainstream PR Email:

Editors Notes

About Empire Interactive

Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been established for 14 years. The company floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in July 2000. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the US, Germany, Italy and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles across all platforms in the US, Europe and Asia. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at:

About Bugbear Entertainment:

Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. is a software development company located in Finland, developing entertainment software for PC and next generation game consoles. The company was founded in March, 2000. Their first title was the award winning Rally Trophy, which was published by JoWood Productions Software in November 2001. Bugbear Entertainment is expanding from PC to the console markets, strengthening their foothold in the racing game genre, and is taking part in the Xbox Registered Developer Program. For more information please visit

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