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System 3 set to Challenge racing rivals

Ben Parfitt
System 3 set to Challenge racing rivals

Watch out Codemasters – System 3 has pledged to become the greatest racing publisher in the world beginning with the upcoming SuperCar Challenge on PlayStation 3.

Developed by Eutechnyx, the new game is based on last year’s multi-format hit Ferrari Challenge, and will hit shelves in August. The title boasts 40 cars and 20 tracks, and System 3 COO Patrick Cadore is confident the product will show gamers that there’s more to racers than Gran Turismo.

“We want to draw a line in the sand for the racing genre,” said Cadore.

“SuperCar Challenge is not designed to be a one-off but is the second part of a new brand in the racing genre. It’s not been developed to mimic any other games in the market. Our intention, over a period of time, is to become a forerunner with regards to how racing games will be perceived by the general public and the industry in general.

“SuperCar Challenge is massively important to System 3 as it’s the next step in aligning ourselves as the best racing game publisher in the world. It’s always been a long-term plan for us; we have the knowledge, the passion, the staff, the relationships and the vision to convince the gaming public that Gran Turismo and Forza aren’t the be-all and end-all of racing games.”

The racing genre has enjoyed a renaissance of late, with hype building around the upcoming F1, Dirt 2, Gran Turismo 5, Split/Second and Blur. But Cadore is confident that SuperCar Challenge has what it takes to compete with the best the genre has to offer.

“No other racing game can match our strengths,” he said.

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