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GTR supports TrackIR Enhanced™ head tracking technology

Darmstadt (Germany), 08th October 2004: 10tacle Studios' and SimBin Development Team's upcoming racing simulation title "GTR" will include complete support for NaturalPoint's TrackIR EnhancedTM mode. The TrackIRTM system has been popularized by flight simulation software, and SimBin Development Team together with 10tacle studios, are proud to offer the first racing simulation title ever to feature and implement this new technology. You can have a first look of this amazing technology at the official GTR website,, where you can download the new GTR-TrackIR video.

The TrackIRTM device is a unique gaming controller designed to allow accurate control of characters and environments through natural head movements. Its easy-to-use interface and unobtrusive form factor has made it the premier head-tracking controller. In EnhancedTM mode the TrackIRTM interacts directly with the game, instead of emulating a mouse. The most important benefit of this is absolute positioning, which means that the player's viewpoint can always easily be returned to the centre position, even after completely moving away from the display screen.

With TrackIRTM, GTR will give the ultimate racing simulation experience. No longer will the sim racer be confined to the constrains of a traditional monitor, where it is often difficult to see the optimum racing line and exactly where opponents are on the track. You now have the ability to look quickly through the side windows and around highly detailed cockpits, as if you were in a real FIA GT car. This exciting technology allows the sim racer to have complete situational awareness and become part of the game world.

"GTR represents a new benchmark in racing simulations, and fully supporting TrackIR EnhancedTM mode in the game is one more example of our continued commitment to delivering the latest technology to the racing enthusiast. We developed using the brand new TrackIR 3 ProTM and worked hand in hand with NaturalPoint® to get the most out of the system and realize the dreams of racers everywhere," Simbin's Head of Studio, Ian Bell, has stated.

About GTR

GTR is the new ultra-realistic simulation by SimBin Development Team AB which is soon to be released by German publisher 10tacle studios AG.

The game is based on the FIA GT Championship racing series and GTR includes all of the cars and drivers from the season of 2003 as well as the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa race.

Developed and tested by the FIA GT drivers utilizing actual racing telemetry data from the featured teams, GTR will deliver the most realistic driving experience the world has seen to date. GTR will be released on PC CDROM in November 2004 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia. For the worldwide release of GTR at the beginning of next year, 10tacle is also looking for strong sales and distribution partners in selected regions.

About 10tacle studios AG

10tacle studios AG is one of the leading German game-publishers. As a facilitator between investors, developers, and distributors in the games industry, the company fills an important gap in the current business field. Founded by CEO Michele Pes in August 2003, the company now employs 100 associates in its locations in Darmstadt, Hannover, Bratislava, and Singapore. With its product portfolio 10tacle covers all three major pillars of interactive entertainment: online, offline, and wireless.

About SimBin Development Team AB

SimBin Development Team AB is a software development company comprised of around 40 world class artists and programmers - all racing enthusiasts - spread across the globe in ten different countries and four continents working in a distributed development environment united with the single vision of creating the ultimate racing simulation. Headquartered in Sweden, SimBin Development Team AB was founded in 2003 by CEO Henrik Roos, a three time Swedish GT champion and current competitor in the FIA GT world championship.

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About Naturalpoint Inc.

Eye Control Technologies, Inc. (dba NaturalPoint) was founded in 1997 to develop and bring to market high quality image tracking technology and unique computer control devices.

During the last several years, engineering breakthroughs have made it possible to introduce gamers and ordinary computer users to technology previously available only to the military and large corporations. The TrackIR head tracking system is one example. Eye Control Technologies is based in Corvallis, Oregon in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Press Contact

10tacle studios AG w Goebelstraße 21 w 64293 Darmstadt w Germany

Marcel Jung w Tel.: +49 (0) 6151 / 39 73 80 w Fax: +49 (0) 6151 / 39 73 81 0


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