Act Labs en Europress hebben aangekondigd dat de Act Labs RS Shifter (versnellingspook voor het force feedback stuurtje van Act Labs) zal worden gebundeld met een pre-release versie van Rally Championship 2000. Hier heb je de press release:
ACT LABS Ltd. and Europress today announced that an exclusive pre-release version of Rally Championship will be shipping with the RS Shifter in late September. Though Rally Championship is not scheduled to ship until the end of October, Europress decided to showcase its software with the latest innovation from ACT LABS and bring their racing sim to the next level. The full version of Rally Championship will also integrate RS Shifter support and ACT LABS and Europress have numerous promotions lined up for Q4.
Race simulation fans have been eagerly anticipating the launch of one of the most sophisticated rally games to ever hit the market. Becky Walker, OEM Business Manager at Europress says, "The pent-up demand for this game is incredible. It is currently ranked as the #2 wanted title throughout Europe. Based on the forecasts from our distributors, Rally Championship should easily surpass 500,000 units shipped over the next two quarters."
According to Walker, the European market is filled with hardcore rally racers while the North American market isn't far behind.
For ACT LABS, securing bundle rights to an exclusive version of Rally Championship is a significant victory. Stuart Galloway, ACT LABS Marketing Manager, explains, "Because the RS Shifter is a breakthrough technology in terms of realism, we didn't want to bundle with just any race simulation. We were clearly impressed by the early versions of Rally Championship we received. It proved to be a spectacular showcase for the RS Shifter."
The RS Shifter and Rally Championship bundle will sell for US$69 list and be available in late September.