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Colin McRae Rally 3 confirmed

  It was announced today by Codemasters that Colin McRae Rally 3 will be part of the fall 2002 lineup. Acclaimed by many gamers as one of the best motor sport franchises to date, CMR3 has over 40 workers heading the project, as it hopes to add to its 4 million- shipment mark of previous titles in the series.

   Codemasters has centered on Ford tradition showcasing the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car as its feature vehicle. In terms of visuals, CMR3 is expected to push its maximum limit with a feast of cars, stages and countryside. Codemasters has also added the presence of a fully enhanced damage engine, which will allow for total destruction as panels are ripped apart and the body of your car is demolished.

   “We’re aiming for a very personal experience,” said Associate Producer, Rick Nath, “The previous games were all about the cars and the tracks. We want the player to really connect with the feeling of being McRae, not the car, and work with co-driver Nicky Grist, and the Ford team as a whole.”

   Martin Whitaker, Director of Ford Racing, describes the close working relationship as this. “The high degree of realism in Colin McRae Rally reflects the unprecedented access that Codemasters has to the Ford World Rally Team. The experience for players will be closer in every respect to that of Colin McRae when he’s competing for Ford in a World Championship event.”

   Describing the development team’s ambitions for the game, Producer and Head of Studio, Guy Wilday enthuses, “There are two key elements to our vision for Colin McRae Rally 3 – to continue our heritage of delivering the very best exhilarating racing gameplay and to create a more immersive rally experience that players can feel a part of. With these aims we are confident of bringing something new to the game’s genre and moving the benchmark of ‘best rally game’ even higher.”

9/13/2001 Matt Stensrud

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