Quantum Redshift Zooms To XboxHold onto your seat -- "Quantum Redshift," the futuristic racing game from Microsoft® Game Studios that allows gamers to hit speeds of up to 650 mph, ships today. "Quantum Redshift," developed by Curly Monsters Ltd. exclusively for the Xbox(tm) video game system, joins Microsoft Game Studios popular racing lineup that includes "Project Gotham Racing(tm)" and "RalliSport Challenge." Set approximately 100 years in the future, the game features a new organized racing tournament of speed and daring on 16 detail-laden tracks from all over the world. Gamers will also have the opportunity to choose one of 16 unique character pilots (seven unlocked at the start) and compete in up to four-player split-screen against their friends. "Quantum Redshift" challenges players to display a rare combination of raw racing skill and savvy weapons strategy to achieve ultimate victory. "Quantum Redshift" also features 16 musical tracks from Junkie XL, the DJ behind the number one smash hit re-mix of Elvis "A Little Less Conversation" that burned up the British and American pop charts. Each musical track was written exclusively for "Quantum Redshift" after Junkie XL played the game and witnessed the extreme speeds and engaging characters. "Theres fast. Then theres faster. And then theres Quantum Redshift," explained AJ Redmer, racing studio manager for Microsoft Game Studios. "As you can see in Quantum Redshift, we are constantly encouraging ourselves and our development partners like Curly Monsters to create racing games that continue to push the envelope graphically and challenge gamers to expand their racing IQ. Gamers might need to buckle up when playing this one!" "Quantum Redshift" puts gamers in command of the most extreme racing machines ever developed that can travel in excess of 650 mph and come equipped with highly advanced offensive and defensive weapons systems, allowing characters to attack each other with everything from plasma bolts to tidal waves. As players progress throughout the game, they not only unlock new characters, but new intense speeds (five in all), providing a racing experience like no other. In addition, each character has a counterpart nemesis, whose only goal is revenge through taunting, tormenting and attempting to sabotage the pilot at every turn.