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MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 To Launch In Summer 2005 With A Groundbreaking Multiplayer Feature!

Woking, Surrey UK, 17 May 2005 - Due to ship in Summer 2005, THQ's eagerly awaited MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 is steering towards success thanks to a unique innovation that will revolutionise multiplayer gaming. Described as 'embedded gameplay', this powerful feature blurs the line between offline and online action, making it quicker and easier than ever for speed demons to challenge each other.

While other racing games offer players the stark choice between racing against either the Artificial Intelligence (AI) or human drivers over a multiplayer network, MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 offers something uniquely different. When a player sets-up a race against the AI, the game will automatically check for a similar multiplayer race about to start. If such a race is detected - and the competing drivers are of a similar skill - the player is given the option to jump into the multiplayer race with just one click of a button. This innovative option encourages and promotes online play, even to those who normally shy away from it. As a result, MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 is perfectly placed to become a phenomenal multiplayer hit bringing new players to on-line gaming.

"MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 is an amazing, adrenaline-charged racer that leaves every other game trailing in its slipstream with the way it handles multiplayer gaming" stated THQ's Senior Vice President of European Publishing, Ian Curran. "Working closely with developer Climax, we have created an amazing feature that allows gamers to switch seamlessly between single and multiplayer action. This will draw even more fans to this already hugely successful racing series."

"MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 will change the face of multiplayer gaming," explained Climax's President, Tony Beckwith. "Never before have gamers been able to jump in and out of the multiplayer arena with such ease and we're confident it will strengthen the game's appeal to a much wider audience. Race fans, even those previously intimidated by the complex processes of playing online, will be able to race against similarly-skilled drivers without having to do anything more than click a single button. It's that easy!"


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About Climax

Founded in 1988 by Karl Jeffery, Climax Group Inc. has grown to become the world's leading independent video game developer. At the cutting edge of the games industry, Climax develops technologically advanced and critically acclaimed interactive games software for all major console platforms. The company works with major worldwide publishers such as Microsoft, SCEA, Buena Vista Games and THQ to create such hit titles as ATV Offroad Fury 3, Sudeki and the MotoGP series on Xbox and PC. Climax is headquartered in Los Angeles. Additional information on Climax is available at

About THQ

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