Darmstadt, Germany, March 22nd, 2005: As early as autumn 2004, the "GTR - FIA GT Racing Game" was able to convince the German-speaking trade press and all enthusiastic motorsports gamers of the high degree of reality displayed on the screen. This extraordinary success has now been continued with the official European release. Praise and commendations in gaming magazines resulted in numerous evaluations surpassing the 90% mark, and the sales success as such requires no further comment. Just one week after the release, GTR was able to score positions amongst the Top 3 in the PC charts in nearly all European countries!
Frank Holz, Marketing Director 10TACLE STUDIOS AG, is pleased with the outstanding success: "When we initially introduced GTR to the broad public at the Games Convention last year, we were already certain of having adapted a successful title to our portfolio which will set standards for the industry. The excellent feedback from all over Europe, be it from the players, the media or our distribution partners, still had absolutely overwhelmed us. Therefore we would like to take the opportunity to express our delight and gratitude for all the enthusiasm this has brought about, and we are also glad that we will be able to present with the "King of Ovals" another free GTR add-on soon to come."
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GTR is the new ultra-realistic simulation by SimBin Development Team AB released in Germany and to be published internationally in spring 2005. Based on the FIA GT world championship racing series, GTR includes all of the cars and drivers from the standard season as well as the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa race. Containing an unparalleled degree of detail and authenticity comparable to the most exacting flight simulators, GTR challenges all expectations of what a racing game should be. Developed and tested by hundreds of real FIA GT racing drivers and utilizing actual racing telemetry data from the featured teams, GTR delivers the most realistic driving experience the world has seen to date.
About 10TACLE STUDIOS AG
10TACLE STUDIOS AG is one of the leading German game publishers. As a facilitator between investors, developers, and distributors in the games industry, the company fills an important gap in the current business field. Founded by CEO Michele Pes in August 2003, the company now employs 100 associates in its locations in Darmstadt, Hannover, Bratislava, and Singapore. With its product portfolio 10TACLE covers all three major pillars of interactive entertainment: online, offline, and wireless.
About SimBin Development Team AB
SimBin Development Team AB is a software development company comprised of more than 80 world class coders and artists - all racing enthusiasts - united with the single vision of creating the ultimate racing simulation. Headquartered in Vara, Sweden; Docklands, London and Gothenburg, Sweden, SimBin Development Team AB was founded in 2003 by Ian Bell and Henrik Roos, a three-time Swedish GT champion and current competitor in the FIA GT world championship.
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