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Nine Genres of Music Burn Up the Track in “PGR 3”

Set the dial to and for info on adrenaline-pumping tunes from dozens of today's hottest acts including Queens of the Stone Age, Bloc Party, Death Cab for Cutie, Hot Hot Heat and The Chemical Brothers.

London, 29 September 2005 - Super cars aren't the only attention-grabbing features in "PGR 3," the highly-anticipated third instalment of the popular racing franchise. Microsoft Game Studios and Bizarre Creations today announced that the game will be fuelled by music from top-selling artists such as The Chemical Brothers and up-and-coming Indie Rock artists including Death Cab for Cutie. Totalling nine genres in all, including hard rock, alternative and indie hip hop among others, this eclectic mix of popular music keeps the heart pumping on and off the track.

Featuring more than 90 licensed tracks, this diverse roster of artists delivers a non-stop blend of music as players swerve past landmarks in five of the world's most renowned cities, including Tokyo and New York. Through Xbox 360, players are in full control of the experience as they decide what band they want playing and how loud they want the music.

In "PGR 3," the next-generation follow-up to the award-winning and best-selling "Project Gotham Racing" franchise for Xbox, players are thrust into the cockpit of the world's fastest vehicles from an all-star line-up of manufacturers including Ferrari and Lamborghini. "PGR 3" introduces gamers to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customised game play, and can race each other - on or offline.

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