NEWS - Monday, March 18, 2002


Midtown Madness 3 Coming To Xbox

The next installment of the popular arcade driving series for the PC is coming to Microsoft's console. Microsoft Game Studios and Digital Illusions announce Midtown Madness 3 for Xbox Swedish game developer Digital Illusions (DICE) is currently working on bringing out the latest version of Microsoft's best selling Midtown Madness for the Xbox video game system. The original contract was announced in 2001, without disclosing the actual title. Shortly after releasing the much acclaimed RalliSport Challenge for the Xbox videogame system, the next high profile development project for Microsoft is now announced. The racing game Midtown Madness is based on the well-known and best-selling Midtown Madness franchise. - Midtown Madness 3 and the Xbox build upon the legacy of the Midtown Madness franchise by leveraging the powerful graphical and audio capabilities of the Xbox, explained Pete Parsons, director of marketing for Microsoft Game Studios. In developing Midtown Madness 3, Digital Illusions has allowed gamers to experience the rush and thrill of unrestrained racing through highly detailed and fully interactive urban environments. - Midtown Madness is a prestigous project, and Microsoft shows great trust in Digital Illusions by contracting us for the development of maybe the worlds best known racing game. The previous games has sold very well and we expect this to do equally good. Through our successful partnerships Digital Illusions has now positioned itself as one of the leading developers, said Patrick Soderlund, CEO Digital Illusions. Digital Illusions is currently working on nine parallel projects of which three are for Microsoft. About Digital Illusions Founded in 1992, Digital Illusions is an award-winning developer of interactive entertainment based in Gothenburg, Sweden, with offices in Stockholm and London, Ontario Canada. The company has more than 140 employees and develops both PC and console-based games. Recent titles include RalliSport Challenge for the Microsoft Xbox, Shrek for the Microsoft Xbox, Blast Lacrosse for the PlayStation, Rally Masters for the PC and PlayStation video game console, Motorhead for the PC and PlayStation and NASCAR Heat for the PlayStation. Digital Illusions is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. More information can be found at www.dice.se NOTE: Check out my own person Midtown Madness 1 & 2 fan web site, where I've build a Delorean DMC-12 for both versions!
Source: http://www.dice.se/

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