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Project Gotham Racing 3 Brings the High-Performance Cadillac V-Series Collection to Xbox Live Racers

The coveted high-performance Cadillac V-Series offers gamers the chance to earn the exclusive "Cadillac Elite" gamer picture.

London 22nd May 2006 - Microsoft and Bizarre Creations today announced the availability of the "PGR 3" Cadillac V-Series Collection, now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. Gamers can add all three Cadillac V-Series vehicles to their virtual garage and race for an opportunity to bring home a new and exclusive award.

The three Cadillac V-Series cars include the 400 horsepower CTS-V, which in racing form won both the manufacturers' and drivers' championships in the 2005 SPEED World Challenge GT series against the likes of some of the most powerful vehicles in the world; the 443 horsepower XLR-V, which is the quickest and most agile Cadillac ever offered; and the 469 horsepower STS-V, the most powerful production Cadillac ever made. In short, horsepower is not an issue when it comes to these stylish and fast Cadillac cars.

For those racers interested in racing these high-performance Cadillac cars online, the Cadillac V-Series Collection will be available for free on the Xbox Live service. Drivers who download the collection will also be able to post to the game's leaderboards and participate in the Cadillac challenge for the Cadillac Elite gamer picture award.

Only the best of the best will be able to master these elegant cars and earn the coveted Cadillac Elite gamer picture. Any Xbox Live competitor who places within the top 100 on the Nurburging F1 racetrack in any of the three Cadillac cars will be awarded this elusive gamer picture. "PGR 3" will continue to reward the top players sporting their new Cadillac Elite status by enabling future gamers to earn the gamer picture only by breaking one of the top 100 scores for that car's specific leaderboard.

"PGR 3" is the next-generation debut of the best-selling "Project Gotham Racing" franchise for Xbox. Gamers take the driver's seat in some of the fastest cars ever created by manufacturers such as Cadillac, Ferrari and Lamborghini. "PGR 3" boasts jaw-dropping visuals generated by the horsepower of the Xbox 360 and thrusts gamers into spectacularly-detailed courses throughout several of the world's largest cities including New York, Tokyo, Las Vegas and London. Racers can define their own style, in their own car, and take down opponents both on and offline.

Xbox Live is the first and only unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy to find the friends, games and entertainment people want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox Live connects more than two million members across more than 24 countries together to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, free playable game demos, music videos and movie trailers, as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favourite retail games. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.

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Cadillac is a division of General Motors (NYSE: GM). General Motors, the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide, and has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931. Cadillac products include the CTS sport sedan, SRX luxury crossover, STS performance luxury sedan, DTS large luxury sedan, XLR luxury roadster, Escalade full-size SUVs (Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT) and the high-performance V-Series (CTS-V, STS-V, XLR-V) three cars that go 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Find more Cadillac information available online at www.Cadillac.com

Bizarre Creations is an independent developer, based in Liverpool, UK. Established in 1994, the company is famed for such high profile franchises as "Formula 1", "Fur Fighters" and "Project Gotham Racing". Bizarre prides itself on providing high-quality next-generation gaming experiences that excel in gameplay, graphics, audio and technology. Find them on the web at www.bizarreonline.net or www.bizarrecreations.com.

About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live online gaming service, and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around gamers. The system was launched in Europe, Japan and North America in the 2005 holiday season and will be launched in Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan in 2006. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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