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rFactor - Racing into stores this week.

Genre: Racing Simulation

Developed by: Image Space Incorporated

Published by: Sniper Entertainment


Release date: 16th November 2007

SRP: £24.99

PEGI: 3+

Platform: PC DVD

Sniper and Image Space Incorporated are pleased to announce that, from today, rFactor is available in UK stores.

rFactor offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, advanced graphics, and the height of racing realism. Developed by the creators of EA's Formula 1 and NASCAR Thunder series, and also Sports Car GT (SCGT), rFactor provides unprecedented flexibility, allowing the series to grow and evolve with mod community involvement, race club formation, and feedback from users worldwide.

The new boxed version of rFactor includes a completely new multiplayer engine, built-in race statistics and friends list, dedicated server, and built-in IRC chat. Developer Pete Knepley says "Factor is built to last. People still play SCGT and F1C, they will still be playing rFactor for years, I want them to be able to have internet matchmaking forever My solution to matchmaking was to write a lightweight application that could be easily deployed. It runs the server listings and friends listings with minimal processor, memory and bandwidth usage. This was a hardcore multithreaded server app that is the cornerstone to internet play for possibly thousands of players at once. It took several prototypes and a couple full rewrites to get it to production quality."

The rFactor series features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics. rFactor is the racing game you want to play, and will be available on DVD-ROM from the 16th November 2007.

About Sniper

Sniper Entertainment is an international publisher specialising in PC, Mac and console games and utilities. Created in 1999, the company has successful working relationships with famous partners in many territories.

About Image Space Incorporated

Located in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, Image Space Incorporated (ISI) is a well respected software developer, specializing in the fields of computer game development, "man-in-the-loop" simulator architectures, computer image generation, and entertainment systems integration. Since its very beginning, ISI has established a highly skilled development team, with both artists and programmers dedicated to the design and development of cost-effective, high quality software and computer products. Having a broad experience with the latest in computer hardware and software systems allows ISI to offer rapid time-to-market and real-time performance for a variety of gaming and simulation applications. A creative flair, robust technology, and in-depth knowledge of the gaming industry gives ISI the technical and creative edge required in today's highly competitive market.

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