SBK 2011 Superbike World Championship from Milestone Studios aiming for pole position in realism using EMotion FX Extended anima

Rotterdam, Netherlands– March 22 nd, 2011— MysticGD, a leader in real-time character animation middleware, today announced the imminent release of the cross platform game SBK 2011 using its latest EMotion FX Extended character animation solution. SBK 2011, is the first of a series of titles using EMotion FX, developed by Milestone Studios and published by Black Bean Games. SBK 2011 Superbike World Championship is scheduled for release in May 2011 for PlayStation®3, Xbox360® and PC.

"We've been working with Milestone Studios since June last year using the new EMotion FX Extended.  The feedback from their Technical Artists and Engineering teams has been instrumental in further tuning the EMotion FX Extended art tools and console runtimes to the demands of these games" said John van der Burg, Development Director of MysticGD.  He went on to say "EMotion FX Extended significantly reduces animation production and required runtime engineering time, while at the same time bringing the in-game animation quality and realism to the next level."

"EMotionFX Extended is the foundation Milestone is building on, for its next step in animation towards realism and quality of animation. EMStudio became the central tool for controlling the animations and their behaviour in the game. It's ease of  use and practicality allowed us a wider range of rapid prototyping and enabled us to push the envelope even further than we were expecting." said Eduardo Siminoni, Lead Animator at Milestone Studios.

The EMotion FX Software development kit comprises extensive exporters for the latest Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya versions,  EMotion Studio which is an extensive animation behaviour editor, blend tree editor, character and animation viewer, motion event editor, lip sync setup and testing tool for both artists and programmers and the EMFX runtime - a cross platform optimized runtime animation engine.

To see more about the EMotion FX Character Animation SDK and Exporter you can find the product at http://www.mysticgd.com.

About MysticGD

Founded in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1999, MysticGD is a leader in real-time character animation products used by game developers such as EA, Ubisoft, Sony Online Entertainment, Smile Gate, WeMade Entertainment, Webzen Inc, Paradox Interactive AB, SKC&C, IMC Games, and Mgame Corporation. For more information visit http://www.mysticgd.com

About Milestone

Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest Italian developer and it is recognized worldwide as the leading Italian Studio of interactive entertainment software specialized in racing videogames. In 2002 Milestone S.r.l. became part of the Leader Group. An obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. SBK® Superbike World Championship series is a clear example. Milestone is developing products for current and next gen platforms: www.milestone.it / http://blog.milestone.it

About Black Bean Games

Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogame publishing arm of the Leader Group ( www.leadergroup.eu). Leveraging 25 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a global publishing strategy of original IP and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences for all video game console systems and PCs. The philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in two genres: Racing and Family&Lifestyle. The 2010 line-up has International appeal thanks to powerful IP based on such prestigious licenses as Nat Geo Quiz: Wild Life!, Get Fit with Mel B,  SBK ®X and the exclusive WRC World Rally Championship. For further information about Black Bean Games and its products please visit www.blackbeangames.com.

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