Colin McRae to return in 2007 with a sensational next-generation off-road racing
is the press release announcing the continuation of the rally
racing series. The PC edition is not mentioned, though all previous installments
in the series have included a PC installment:
Colin McRae Rally, the
genre-leading off-road racer, is to return in 2007, Codemasters announced today.
The all-new McRae game, (working title CMR’07), is now in development
exclusively for next-generation platforms.
After a two-year break for the series, Codemasters Studios’ designers are back
creating a totally reinvigorated McRae experience. The new Colin McRae title
will go beyond the series’ point-to-point rallying to deliver the most diverse
selection of extreme off-road competitions. Sensational gravel, mud and dirt
racing events from the world over will include perilous Hill Climb and
collision-packed Rally Cross events.
International rallying competitions will also feature, with official cars on
tracks based on real roads and locations around the globe. The title will also
expand on beat-the-clock racing and include events with multiple cars on track
to satisfy anyone who wants to push their on-the-edge driving just that bit
Says Gavin Raeburn, Executive Producer at Codemasters: “The all-new Colin McRae
Rally will be a real evolution for the series and offer a massive variety of
off-road events, more than any other single-championship rally game has before.
It’s being designed to offer a totally accessible, high-speed ride for newcomers
to the series, yet hardened McRae players will be able to delve under the bonnet
and immerse themselves in the most challenging of competitions.”
With official cars and official events across a wide variety of off-road and
rally disciplines, the most authentic and thrilling tracks ever in a McRae game,
modes that make the most of online multiplayer and the series’ trademark
intuitive car handling system tuned to perfection, Colin McRae Rally is evolving
and will appear on next-generation systems in 2007.