THQ to bring their popular MotoCross series to Playstation 2.
Recently, popular third party developer THQ announced plans to bring their hit MotoCross series to Sony's next generation console. The PS2 installment of the popular franchise is unofficially entitled Championship MotoCross 2002 - Featuring Ricky Carmichael. THQ says the game will be ready for release in 2001. The title boasts 24 professional riders, twelve events that are officially licensed, eight new fantasy races and events, as well as a plethora of tricks to brave. The game is said to be quite comprehensive.
Michael Rubinelli, the vice president of THQ's product development had this to say about THQ's valuable franchise going over to PS2, "THQ is thrilled with the Championship MotoCross franchise." He added, "We are committed to dominating the motocross genre, and plan to deliver the most complete motocross game on the Playstation 2 with more authentic tracks, riders, equipment and sponsors than gamers will know what to do with."
Don Traeger, the president of Pacific Coast Power and Light Company (a subsidiary of THQ actually responsible for the game's development) commented, "The power behind the Playstation 2 allows us to develop a truly realistic motocross game." He also stated, "With a physics engine delivering unsurpassed realism, Championship MotoCross Featuring Ricky Carmichael' will raise the standard for motocross video game racing across all platforms." Only time will tell if the title can match those lofty predictions set by the developers.
10/17/2000 Bryan Keers