London, 30 th November 2010 – Leading publisher Black Bean Games proudly announced today that a new exclusive SBK ® videogame is being developed by its in-house racing team, Milestone Studios, in order to deliver the ultimate bike racing game available on the current generation consoles. SBK®2011 is scheduled for release in May 2011 for PlayStation®3, Xbox360 ® and PC.
Following the successful International launch of the award-winning SBK®X, both Black Bean Games and Milestone are looking forward to setting a new standard in the bike racing genre, with tons of graphics and gameplay improvements.
SBK®2011 will feature a brand new artistic direction, an up-to-date driving model to meet the gamers expectations following the most accurate feedback collected so far on the web, as well as a more appealing presentation and side effects, due to an overall enhancement of the whole visual impact (menus, environments, 3D objects, lighting effects and much, much more). A simple side-by-side comparison with SBK®X will allow the major improvements to stand out.
As regards to the official content available on launch day, SBK 2011 will deliver the entire official package of the next Championship Season: all classes, all riders and all tracks from the 2011 roster.
The adrenaline will be the only element you won’t be able to master… The rest is just a matter of riding skills!
About Black Bean Games
Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogame publishing arm of the Leader Group ( www.leadergroup.eu). Leveraging 25 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a global publishing strategy of original IP and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences for all video game console systems and PCs. The philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in two genres: Racing and Family & Lifestyle. The 2010 line-up has International appeal thanks to powerful IP based on such prestigious licenses as Nat Geo Quiz: Wild Life!, Get Fit with Mel B, SBK ®X and the exclusive WRC World Rally Championship. For further information about Black Bean Games and its products please visit www.blackbeangames.com.
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest Italian developer and it is recognized worldwide as the leading Italian Studio of interactive entertainment software specialized in racing videogames. In 2002 Milestone S.r.l. became part of the Leader Group. An obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. SBK® Superbike World Championship series is a clear example. Milestone is developing products for current and next gen platforms: www.milestone.it / http://blog.milestone.it
About Infront Motor Sports
Infront Motor Sports became part of the leading international sports marketing agency Infront Sports & Media based in Switzerland in May 2007. The company is one of the leading promoters in motor sports and was originally founded in 1975 by Maurizio Flammini.
Since 1989 the Rome-based organisation has been the promoter of the FIM Superbike World Championship, sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), in addition to the FIM Supersport World Championship and the two support classes, the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup and the UEM European Superstock 600 Championship.
The organization has its origins in sport and can boast a wealth of experience – thirty years – alongside the most important institutions and national as well as international federations. Infront Motor Sports’ commitment exalts the great value of sport as an occasion for getting together and as a vehicle for communication.
The FIM Superbike World Championship® today represents, together with Formula 1 and MotoGP, one of the three global products of world motor sport, a heritage of undisputed value for the fans and an exceptional marketing and communications vehicle for the manufacturers and associated firms.
In 2010 the SBK Superbike World Championship® achieved the following: more than 2 billion worldwide television viewers live broadcasts on 98 television networks covering 176 countries, over 3.100 broadcast hours, over 1,000,000 race spectators, over 4 million Internet site unique visitors on www.worldsbk.com.
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