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GTR Evolution announced by Atari

Thursday, 3rd April 2008 15:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Atari’s announced the next GTR game from SimBin, named GTR Evolution.

“Developed by the multiple award winning Swedish studio SimBin Development Team and published by SimBin Studios AB, GTR Evolution takes GT and WTCC Extreme cars to the Green Hell of Nordschleife, the holy grail of racing,” said the publisher. “Available as a stand alone game and also as an expansion pack for SimBin’s 2007 title RACE 07, GTR Evolution is scheduled for launch in 2008.”

It’s going to have 22 car models and three different classes, apparently.

Press release after the link.

WELCOME TO THE GREEN HELL!

- ‘GTR Evolution’ for PC from SimBin Delivers Horsepower-Heavy GT and WTCC Extreme Cars, plus Germany’s Notorious Nordschleife Circuit -

VARA, SWEDEN – 3 April 2008 – Atari and SimBin Studios AB today announced the forthcoming release of GTR Evolution. Developed by the multiple award winning Swedish studio SimBin Development Team and published by SimBin Studios AB, GTR Evolution takes GT and WTCC Extreme cars to the Green Hell of Nordschleife, the holy grail of racing. Available as a stand alone game and also as an expansion pack for SimBin’s 2007 title RACE 07, GTR Evolution is scheduled for launch in 2008.

In addition to many other tracks, players of GTR Evolution will drive the modern version of the monumental track of Nürburgring Nordschleife along with the Nürburgring GP layout. Dubbed “The Green Hell” by racing legend Jackie Stewart, the track is revered and feared as the most difficult and treacherous track ever built.

“As the first PC game developer to get exclusive access to this track for reference, SimBin has been given a solid ground to work from and we hope that we will be able to give our fans a real hell, so to speak”, said Jay Ekkel with a smile, Producer at SimBin Development Team AB.

GTR Evolution for PC comes with 22 GT car models in 3 different classes plus a selection of exclusive production cars. Further to this SimBin adds WTCC Extreme, tuned concept cars based on the FIA WTCC cars.

“With rear wheel drive, extended body-kits and over 600hp the WTCC Extreme cars will give the GT cars a run for their money, said Diego Sartori, Creative Director at SimBin Studios AB.

GTR Evolution will be available as a stand alone game including all RACE 07 content, all in all 49 unique cars in 12 classes with over 500 variations and 19 tracks in over 40 different layouts including the new and legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. A GTR Evolution expansion pack for existing owners of RACE 07 will also be available.

“This is the biggest game ever from SimBin and a must have for all gamers and we hope that GTR Evolution will satisfy all race fans since it is packed with a broad variety of cars and new features that should attract the gamer that wants to have it all in one high quality game”, says Henrik Roos, CEO of the SimBin Group of companies.

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6 Comments

  1. 303

    Grr, I’m going to have to buy myself a Logitech G25 wheel now for this and for GT5: Prologue! If I was married she’d be divorcing me by now.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    GTR!

    I thought it was never coming back. \o/

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    It’ll never die. There’s always enough people out there who want it to make another one.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Chinster

    Whatever happened to GTR on the 360? I don’t ever remember an official message regarding it being canned, but it obviously has been.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    Spring 2007 on Gamespress. I can drop THQ a line, if you like.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. patlike

    Done it.

    #6 6 years ago

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