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Colin McRae 2007 Announced

Colin McRae to return in 2007 with a sensational next-generation off-road racing experience 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 further.

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.

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10. Re: No subject May 6, 2006, 10:01 everyone
Hasn't Colin retired from the WRC as well?
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9. Re: No subject May 5, 2006, 08:25 MyRealName
Huh? The guy put a lot of his time into helping them get the design right, voicing the game, even driving for it. Why would you feel weird? It was his only video game project before he passed away. Why would that make you feel weird? I feel lucky to get the chance to enjoy something one of the best rally drivers of all time helped put together.

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8. No subject May 5, 2006, 04:57 Optimaximal
I'd feel awkward playing Richard Burns Rally... the guy is dead after all...

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7. No subject May 4, 2006, 21:47 nin
guys, this game is a joke. try out richard burns rally, one of the best sims ever

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6. Re: No subject May 4, 2006, 16:00 Marvin T. Martian
Yep, really want a new racing game. But I haven't bought a Codemasters product in years because of STARFORCE.

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5. No subject May 4, 2006, 15:17 cronik
Put the mediocre series to rest already!!!

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4. No subject May 4, 2006, 11:57 Optimaximal
Is this the version that makes the game fun?

Seriously, it looks like im not the only one whos hated the dire PlayStation focus of the previous releases.
The fact that the lofty updates for CM 2005 were the cars getting their paint scratched (i.e. applying a crappy undercoat texture over the car) and they added a Hard Steer mode for keyboard uses (which actually went as far as making keyboard play almost impossible without constant 'hard steering') shows that the series is in dire need of a Tomb-Raider-esque kick up the arse.

Still, they've been saying for the last 2 games that 'a revolution is coming'... If they dont do it this time, heads will fly!

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3. Re: No subject May 4, 2006, 10:50 Rolphus
Colin McRae Rally 2 was quite good, and a nice evolution over CMR1... and wow, it looked amazing at the time... but ever since then, the game's got less and less fun, and more and more arcadey. Meh to them, I say.

I was more than a little pissed to find that, not only did Toca Race Driver 3 require me to not only disable HyperThreading (or any multithreaded technology), but also launch the app in High Priority mode... all to get the force-feedback working without freezing the app. It was a problem carried over from RD2, and it's still present. Grr.

Still, it's a really fun game.

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2. Re: No subject May 4, 2006, 10:21 MeatForce

And if they are abandoning PC, they can go to hell anyway.

Agreed. And since they've been churning out sub-par rally games for years now, hopefully they've already been there for quite some time.

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1. No subject May 4, 2006, 09:56 MyRealName
Rally - Colin McRae - Codemasters... Starforce. Be on the lookout for it. And if they are abandoning PC, they can go to hell anyway. if you want real rally.

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