Montreal, June 4, 2002
Discover the automobile race of the future according to Jacques
Villeneuve, Ubi Soft Entertainment and WEG Management unveiled today
a sneak preview of their new video game. Taking place in the downtown
streets of some of the world's most beautiful cities, the game's
graphic and technological innovations offer players an exceptionally
powerful and unique driving experience. Additionally, the game's
online capabilities will enable the selection of the best pilots
who will face Jacques Villeneuve in a virtual championship. The
game is due out on PC in Canada in September and on next generation
consoles during the Fall.
in the project for the past two years, Jacques Villeneuve worked
closely with the Ubi Soft development team to provide players with
a new racing challenge featuring an emphasis on driver performance.
"We wanted a game with innovative and futuristic features that
would create a vision of the automobile race of tomorrow as imagined
by champion Jacques Villeneuve," commented Sébastien
Delen, the game's producer. "Players will be delighted by functions
they've never before seen in a video game, such as autopilot and
autoreforming of cars."
"I'm very proud of the outcome of this game which comes straight
from my imagination. Integrating innovative driving sensations and
advanced settings options, I'm convinced it will thrill gamers,
from beginners to advanced.'' said Jacques Villeneuve.
The game offers the following features:
- A choice of six state-of-the-art super-powered cars;
- Ground-breaking game features: autopilot, autoreform, etc.;
- 11 realistic courses based on real routes through some of the
world's great cities;
- Multi-player Internet mode.
The name of the game will be chosen following a contest with auto
racing game fans in the month of June. For further information,
check the site www.jvracingvision.com
About Ubi Soft:
Ubi Soft Entertainment produces and publishes interactive games
worldwide. The Group is a leader in its field, and offers a diversified
product range which is constantly growing. Ubi Soft develops its
own products, and also works with famous developers. The Group's
ambition is to supply the public with games of excellent quality
which allow thrilling experiences to be shared. Set up in 1986,
Ubi Soft is present in 21 countries, including the United States,
Canada, Germany, France and China. The Group distributes its own
products and those of other publishers in 55 countries. Consult:
About WEG Management
WEG Management, a company that oversees the management of sports
licenses, has been mandated by Jacques Villeneuve to develop the
game's concept, follow all steps of its development and organize
the online contest which will enable the selection and crowning
of the first virtual world champion.
The face, name and helmet of Jacques Villeneuve are protected internationally
by trademarks. Produced under license from Goldstar Holdings Corporation.
Original concept by Weg Management Ltd.
(c) 2002 Ubi Soft Entertainement. All Rights Reserved.
Additional information :
Ubi Soft® Entertainment
Public Relations Manager
Tel : (1) 514-490-2084
WEG MANAGEMENT LTD
Satya Albanese - Jean-Christophe Larose
72, New Bond Street - LONDON - W1Y 9DD
Tel : + 33 (0) 472 076 263