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The Getaway ships to retail

   Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that its action-adventure game, The Getaway, has shipped to retail. The game has taken over three years to develop, and explores new aspects of console gaming.


   "Team Soho has set a new precedent with The Getaway," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "It's one of the first titles to combine the excitement of popular action and driving games with the ambience and realism of a film to create an entertainment experience that feels like a true, cinematic movie. When gamers submerge themselves within the realistic environments in The Getaway, they will be instantly captivated by the riveting plot and challenged by the strategic gameplay, all the while feeling the adrenaline rush of an action movie."

   "The power of PlayStation 2 allowed us to incorporate cinematic and photographic images from real-life locations and environments to make this the most realistic replication of any city ever seen in a videogame," said Brendan McNamara, director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "We approached the development of the game in the same way as you would a movie -- from writing the script, building real sets and hiring professional actors -- fusing game and film production techniques into one medium. Our goal was to create a videogame as culturally significant as film, and The Getaway delivers on that promise. We believe this will change people's perceptions of videogaming and raise the industry standard to a whole new level."

1/23/2003 Matt Stensrud

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