GlobalVR has announced a new update for their NASCAR racing game, which adds two new tracks to the game, updates team rosters and also introduces the new Car of Tomorrow to the game. They say that it is easy to install and low cost (although an amount isn’t given in the press release) and I am sure that operators will be happy to get this update to build on the five or so tracks that the game had prior. The update will also be at AMOA so I’ll be reporting on it next week in addition to some other new things we’ll see at the show.
Hit the post break below for the press release or discuss on the forums.
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GLOBAL VR’S EA SPORTS™ NASCAR® RACING ENJOYS
NEW TRACK AND TEAM SOFTWARE UPDATE
SAN JOSE, Calif – (Sept. 5, 2008) — GLOBAL VR® today announced the availability of EA SPORTS™ NASCAR® Racing Track and Team Update. This easy to install, low cost, software update delivers NASCAR’s current team rosters placing drivers in their proper team cars, and adds two exciting new tracks to the many track selections previously available. In addition, players will be put behind the wheel of NASCAR’s long awaited Car of Tomorrow.
John Ray, GLOBAL VR’s Executive Producer and avid racing fan said, “We are very pleased that NASCAR Racing has proven to be such an exciting game for players and delivers on its promise of a quick ROI for operators.” He went on to comment, “This update is intended to refresh the gaming experience for players while keeping earnings high for operators and locations. The new tracks include the very popular Atlanta Motor Speedway and the challenging Watkins Glen International, one of two NASCAR road courses. Road Courses provide players a brand new NASCAR Racing experience, as they must finesse their vehicle past both left and right turns as well as through elevation changes. It’s not as easy as it looks.”
The Car of Tomorrow is the current car style for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The larger, boxier style boasts better safety, lower cost, less maintenance, and stronger competition. It succeeds the older, rounded stock car design used in the NASCAR modern era. The car was first implemented in the 2007 Cup season and began running full time in the 2008 season.
For information about EA SPORTS™ NASCAR® Racing, Track and Team Update or other GLOBAL VR products, please visit www.globalvr.com or contact your local GLOBAL VR distributor or sales representative.
About GLOBAL VR: Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, GLOBAL VR® is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. Through the development of proprietary technology, GLOBAL VR is able to leverage the massive investment in development of PC and console games by third party developers by making them suitable for play in out-of-home locations. Development agreements are in place with some of the world’s leading game publishers including Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), Ubisoft, and Atari (NASDAQ:ATAR). These agreements provide GLOBAL VR rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF, Underground, NASCAR, Blazing Angels, Beach Head and Operation Blockade. In addition, GLOBAL VR also develops and manufactures products previously marketed under the UltraCade label including Global Arcade Classics and Ultrapin. EA SPORTS is a trademark or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved. NASCAR is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Track names and all other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. More information on GLOBAL VR can be found at www.globalvr.com.