CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. - October 4th, 2005 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that the adrenaline-fuelled MotoGP Ultimate Racing Technology franchise will have next-gen audiences racing by the seat of their pants on the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Combining fast-paced, knee-scraping racing action with the very latest technology, the next installment of MotoGP URT looks set to bring motor sport to an unprecedented level of realism and intensity. The MotoGP URT franchise has met with worldwide critical acclaim with MotoGP URT 3 being hailed as "the best racing game on Xbox" (9.5/10 Official Xbox Magazine, UK) and "the best motorcycling simulation game" (Xbox Oficial, Spain).
"We're excited to be working with Climax to deliver the greatest motor racing franchise to gamers," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president, worldwide publishing, THQ. "The next-gen technology allows us to focus on developing an incredible visual experience with the unparalleled sensation of speed and adrenaline that is an inherent part of MotoGP, while also retaining the depth of realism that our relationship with Dorna awards us."
"We're delighted to be working with THQ on another groundbreaking edition of MotoGP URT," said Tony Beckwith, president, Climax. "Over the last few years, we've worked hard on taking the MotoGP URT franchise forward with innovative gameplay features and jaw-dropping graphics. With the advanced technology of the Xbox 360, gamers can now look forward to an even more amazing racing experience with breathtaking visuals and edge-of-the-seat, wheel-to-wheel racing unlike anything they've ever seen before!"
Dorna Sports is an international sports management, marketing and television company founded in 1988, with headquarters in Madrid, Spain, and branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. Dorna is dedicated to the organisation, production and marketing of major international motor sports events. It has been the exclusive holder of all commercial and TV rights to MotoGP since 1992 and is also involved in organising the FIM World Supercross GP, the Spanish National Championship (CEV) and the British Superbike Championship. The official MotoGP website is located at http://www.motogp.com
Founded in 1988 by Karl Jeffery, Climax Group Inc. has grown to become the world's leading independent video game developer. At the cutting edge of the games industry, Climax develops technologically advanced and critically acclaimed interactive games software for all major console platforms. The company works with major worldwide publishers such as Microsoft, SCEA, Buena Vista Games and THQ to create such hit titles as ATV Offroad Fury 3, Sudeki and the Moto GP series on Xbox and PC.
Climax is headquartered in Los Angeles. Additional information on Climax is available at www.climaxgroup.com.
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