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TOCA Race Driver 3

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www.xbox.com:
    ToCA Race Driver™ 3 is the latest edition of the long-running series that's famous for providing the most exciting wheel-to-wheel racing action, so no matter what your taste in racing, you'll find something to suit you.

    Featuring the British GT championship, series stalwarts the DTM and Aussie V8 Supercars, Sprint Cars, Rallying, and open wheel racing all the way from karts to the BMW Williams Grand Prix Cars, and much more ToCA Race Driver 3 has something for everyone.

    Race on tracks from all over the world, take the story-driven "world tour" mode if you want to get straight to where the action is, or for the people wanting the nuts and bolts, take the "Pro Career" mode and work you way up the ladder in different disciplines of motorsport, aiming for the pinnacle of your chosen field.

    • Over 35 types of racing through 120 championships in real world race cars
    • Choose your discipline from Open Wheel - GT - Touring Car - Oval - Off Road - Historic
    • The most realistic damage in any racing game
    • Up to 21 cars on track in ultra close pack racing with reactive AI
    • True mechanical effects: tyres warm up, radiators overheat and engines blow
    • Select from Pro career mode or choose your own path through World Tour mode

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15084) on Oct 11, 2010.

Back of Case - Playstation 2 (U.S.):

    EVERY ELEMENT OF AUTO-RACING

    TOCA RACE DRIVER 3 FEATURES REALISTIC DAMAGE AND EXHILARATING HANDLING OVER 35 TYPES OF RACING: TRACK - OFF-ROAD - GT - TOURING CAR - HISTORIC - OPEN WHEEL

    • CAREER MODE:


    • choose a race type and storm from entry-level vehicle all the way up to the ultimate racing machine.

    • WORLD TOUR MODE:


    • puts you in the driving seat - start racing and blaze your own trail through the game!

    • OVER 7O LICENSED CARS:


    • OVER 80 TRACKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD


    • MOST REALISTIC DAMAGE IN ANY RACING GAME


    • 8 ONLINE PLAYERS:


    • with new Practice, Qualifying and Elimination modes.

    • TRUE MECHANICAL EFFECTS:


    • Blown engines, overheating radiators and more...

    • UP TO 21 CARS ON TRACK:


    • in ultra-close pack racing against aggressive AI drivers.


    "So jammed packed with racing... ...like buying one game and getting another free!"

    Game Informer

    Contributed by Big John WV (25273) on Feb 23, 2009.

www.software-pyramide.com - Windows (German):
    Realismus, Fahrspass und Action auf der Rennstrecke: DTM Race Driver ist zurück - grösser, schöner, besser als je zuvor.Das Spiel zur erfolgreichsten DTM-Saison (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) bis dato überzeugt mit originalgetreuer Nachbildung von Autos (Mercedes CLK, Audi A4, Opel Vectra), Strecken (alte Favoriten wie Norisring, Nürburgring, Hockenheim, Eurospeedway Lausitz, aber auch neuen Kursen wie Spa oder Istanbul) und Regelwerk der DTM 2005. Dazu kommt der preisgekrönte Karrieremodus mit spannenden Zwischensequenzen und Schnuppereinsätzen in der grossen, weiten Welt des Motorsports: acht Tourenwagenserien, klassische Oldtimer und superschnelle Youngtimer, Formel 1 mit BMW-Williams, Rallye, US-Serien auf Ovalen wie Indy Racing League (IRL) und Stockcars, Kart, und und und. DTM Race Driver 3 - mehr Motorsport geht nicht. FEATURES: Ì Die komplette DTM-Saison 2005: alle Autos, Strecken und Fahrer, sowie komplettes Regelwerk mit Superpole-Qualifying Ì Motorsport total in fünf Rennsportdisziplinen wie Klassiker (Oldtimer wie Mercedes Silberpfeile oder klassische Rallye wie Audi Quattro), Tourenwagen (incl. DTM und V8 Supercars), Formelsport (vom Kart bis zum BMW-Williams F1), Oval (z.B. Indy Racing League mit Indianapolis) und Offroad (Baja Buggys und Geländesportler wie VW Race Touareg) Ì Umfang pur: 100 Strecken, über originale 50 Rennwagen und drei Karrieremodi (World Tour mit Storyline, Tourenwagen, Formelsport) Ì Realismus pur - individuelle Fahrphysik für alle Autos, Fahrerfelder bis zu 21 Autos, komplexes Schadensmodell, Rennsimulation für Motormangement, Benzinverbrauch, Reifenverschleiss Ì Multiplayer: 2-12-Spieler, Splitscreen oder Online (PS2: 8 Spieler Online).

    Contributed by Xoleras (66217) on Apr 28, 2008.

www.software-pyramide.com - PlayStation 2 (German):
    DTM Race Driver 3 bietet noch mehr Facetten des Rennsports als seine beliebten Vorgänger. Egal, welche Rennklasse man am liebsten mag - hier wird jeder Motorsportfan fündig. Nie war ein Rennspiel vielfältiger: zusätzlich zur exklusiven DTM kommen u.a. British GT, V8 Supercars, Rallye, Sprint Cars, und, und, und... Vom Kart bis zum BMW Williams Grand Prix hat DTM Race Driver alles, was das Rennsportherz begehrt. Nicht zuletzt alle Autos, Fahrer, Strecken und Regeln der DTM-Saison 2005. Originale Rennstrecken rund um den Globus und ein storybasierter "World Tour"-Modus für alle Actionfreunde dürfen natürlich nicht fehlen. Aber auch die Schrauber und Tüftler können sich nach Herzenslust im "Pro Career"-Modus Stück für Stück durch die verschiedenen Motorsportdisziplinen nach oben arbeiten, um es zum Meister der gewählten Klasse zu bringen.

    Features:
    • Über 35 Rennsportdisziplinen in 120 Meisterschaften
    • Pro Career-Modus: Wähle eine der sechs Renndisziplinen und arbeite dich in deiner gewählten Karriere von der Einsteigerklasse zur ultimativen Elite
    • World Tour-Modus: Einsteigen und wohlfühlen - teste völlig unkompliziert die ganze Vielfalt der angebotenen Rennserien
    • Über 70 lizenzierte Fahrzeuge
    • Über 80 Rennstrecken aus aller Welt
    • Ultrarealistisches, unerreichtes Schadensmodell
    • 12 Spieler Online: mit neuen Modi für freies Training, Qualifying und Elimination
    • Echte mechanische Defekte: Motorplatzer, überhitzte Kühler und vieles mehr
    • Bis zu 21 Autos gleichzeitig im Fahrerfeld mit aggressiven KI-Gegnern.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66217) on Apr 28, 2008.

uk.playstation.com:
    With over 80 of the world's most celebrated circuits waiting for you, Codemasters' latest
    is a racing fan's dream come true.


    Over 150 miles of the finest race circuits in the world await drivers in the latest version of
    Codemasters' acclaimed driving sim, TOCA. From Hockenheim in Germany, to the Shanghai
    Grand Prix Circuit, there is a massive variety of challenges on offer, and as the circuits
    have been recreated using real-world GPS data, you're sure to experience them as
    real-life drivers do.

    A huge variety of vehicles and motorsport disciplines offer an unprecedented array of
    driving experiences, and the TOCA driving model is renowned for its realism. A new
    damage system even maintains the realism when things go wrong. A must for racing fans.

    • Huge variety of real circuits from around the globe


    • Amazingly realistic handling and damage system


    • Brilliant variety - race in everything from go-karts to F1 cars



    Contributed by DreinIX (9421) on Feb 19, 2008.

Press release (24th February 2006):

    TOCA Race Driver 3 screeches in today – download the new multiplayer demo now!

    TOCA Race Driver 3 hits the streets today, Friday 24th February, and here's your final test drive with the new multiplayer PC demo, now available to download from www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    This new TOCA Race Driver 3 demo lets you take the PC edition online with up to 12 simultaneous players competing for tyre-burning victory. How will you fare against the fiercest players in events featuring Mercedes C-Klasse cars in a heavyweight DTM race at Hockenheim, Racing Renault Clios in the Autosport Clio Cup at Brands Hatch or competing in a stock car event with Dodge Chargers at Indianapolis?

    The demo is just a taste of the wealth of online and offline racing content that's crammed in TOCA Race Driver 3. Featuring an incredible 120+ championships spanning 35 different motorsport disciplines, TOCA Race Driver 3 delivers the most motorsport ever.

    Complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine supercharged for a greater degree of simulation, the game offers two main game modes. If you like your racing for real, Pro Career mode puts you at the centre of the motorsport world, ready to embark on careers across six specialist motorsport disciplines – Open-Wheel, GT, Touring Car, Oval, Off-Road & Rally and Classics. Alternatively race gamers can embark on a World Tour, which puts you straight in the driving seat as you leap disciplines and blaze your own trail through the game!

    TOCA Race Driver 3 is 100% exhilarating, edge-of-your-seat racing across a massive range of sensational motorsports. TOCA Race Driver 3 launches today, February 24th, 2006, for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Get ready to race for real with the new multiplayer demo, movies and more available online at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.

Press release (17th February 2006):

    Every scrape, crash and smash: TOCA Race Driver 3's damage engine in action.

    TOCA Race Driver 3 'damage' video released online at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    No other racing game lets you see and experience the true impact of spectacular real race car collisions to the level TOCA Race Driver 3 does.

    In preparation for the game's launch on February 24th, pull on your crash helmet for the new "Damage" video, now available online at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    The TOCA series has pioneered the use of damage visuals and physics so you can really experience the reality of what happens when you don't remain in total control of a 500bhp race car! TOCA Race Driver 3's advanced Terminal Damage Engine is hugely rich in its visuals thanks to incredible particle effects and far deeper in terms of physics that effect your car's handling and ultimately your race result.

    The additional particle effects really show the punishment you car's receiving: sparks fly spectacularly when you bottom out and end up grounding the car. You'll see windscreens shatter, wings get ripped off, spoilers break and fly from the car. Plus, new game effects will show incremental amounts of damage as bodywork realistically deforms around crumple zones during a race.

    Delivering 100 times the level of damage effect detail over its predecessor, TOCA Race Driver 3 slams into retail on February 24th for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    Get fuelled up for the release with the new 'Damage' video, the playable demo and more online at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    - ENDS -

    ABOUT TOCA RACE DRIVER 3
    Launching February 24th for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    It's time to race for real in the most motorsports ever featured in one video game. Compete in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation. Choose to embark on a World Tour of different events or go professional and follow one of six specialist motorsport careers in the Pro Career game.
    • Over 35 motorsport racing genres through 120 championships.

    • Pro Career game: Choose a motor racing discipline, including Open-Wheel, GT, Touring Car, Oval, Off-Road & Rally, and Historic, and storm from entry-level vehicle all the way up to the ultimate racing machine.

    • World Tour game: Puts you in the driving seat – start racing and blaze your own trail through the game.

    • Up to 21 cars on track in ultra-close pack racing against aggressive AI drivers.

    • The most realistic damage in any racing game.

    • Over 70 Real-World Race Cars.

    • Over 80 International Circuits.

    • Online racing: with new Practice, Qualifying and Eliminator modes.

    • True mechanical effects: tyres warm up, radiators overheat and engines blow.

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.

Press release (19th December 2005):

    Drive it now! TOCA Race Driver 3 PC demo screeches in.

    Be the first to experience incredible acceleration and the most aggressive close-contact racing as Codemasters launches the PC playable demo of TOCA Race Driver 3, available today for download from www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3 (in 'Downloads')

    Ahead of the full game's release on February 24th for PC DVD, PlayStation 2 and Xbox, the single-player TOCA Race Driver 3 demo delivers a pre-Christmas adrenaline-rush that puts you in the driving seat of three of the game's super cars.

    Get behind the wheel of an AMG Mercedes C-Klasse, a Holden Commodore VZ and a wild K500 Pro Baja Duneracer and take to the circuits of Hockenheim, Phillip Island and an International Dirt Speedway.

    The demo is just a taste of the wealth of racing content that's crammed in TOCA Race Driver 3. Featuring an incredible 120+ championships spanning 35 different motorsport disciplines, you'll be competing in British GT (BGTC), Muscle Cars, V8 Supercars, DTM, 4x4 Monsters, Baja Motocross, Formula Palmer Audi, Historic Grand Prix, Touring Sports Cars, Formula 3, BMW WilliamsF1™ Team and many more specialised championships, complete with race rules including flags, warm up laps and full car set up.

    Complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine supercharged for a greater degree of simulation, the game offers two main game modes.

    If you like your racing for real, Pro Career mode puts you at the centre of the motorsport world, ready to embark on careers across six specialist motorsport disciplines – Open-Wheel, GT, Touring Car, Oval, Off-Road & Rally and Historic. Alternatively race gamers can embark on a World Tour, which puts you straight in the driving seat as you leap disciplines and blaze your own trail through the game!

    Delivering exhilarating, edge-of-your-seat racing across a massive range of sensational motorsports, TOCA Race Driver 3 launches February 24th, 2006, for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Get ready to race for real with the new playable demo, movies and more available online at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.

Press release (8th December 2005):

    The world is your race track – TOCA Race Driver 3's incredible 80+ race circuits revealed!

    The world's most treacherous chicanes, tightest corners, and fastest straights will soon be yours as Codemasters reveals an incredible line up of over 80 international racing circuits featuring in TOCA Race Driver 3.

    Coming February 24, 2006, to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, TOCA Race Driver 3 delivers more than ever before with over 150 miles of the world's most celebrated courses, taking racers to 43 locations across 13 countries in the largest collection of race tracks ever featured in one game.

    From the most prestigious circuits in Europe, including the UK's iconic Silverstone, Germany's demanding Hockenheim with its gladiatorial stadium section, and the dramatic drops and rises of Belgium's historic Spa-Francorchamps as it blasts through the Ardennes forest, TOCA Race Driver 3 will also take you to Australia's V8 championship venues, the raceways of the US and the latest tracks on the global racing map: Shanghai International, Bahrain International and Istanbul Park.

    Every track has been authentically recreated for the game using real-world GPS topographical data so you're guaranteed to experience them just as real race drivers do. For Mount Panorama (Bathurst), a new geographic survey of the circuit was commissioned exclusively for the game to capture every last detail. Additionally, the game's enhanced rendering engine means every race course will shine in visual detail with multi-textured surfaces that bring spectacular effects to track objects and the circuits themselves.

    Ready to go around the world on over 80 circuits? Here's where TOCA Race Driver 3 will take you:

    Australia
    • Mount Panorama V8 circuit (Bathurst)
    • Barbagallo – Long, V8 and Short circuits
    • Eastern Creek – Grand Prix, V8, Short and Southern Loops circuits
    • Queensland Grand Prix circuit
    • Oran Park – Grand Prix, South and North circuits
    • Sandown Park V8 circuit
    • Gold Coast Indy 300 Grand Prix circuit
    • Symmons Plains Raceway V8 circuit
    • Philip Island Grand Prix circuit
    • Hidden Valley Raceway
    • Adelaide Street circuit
    Bahrain
    • Bahrain – Grand Prix, Internal, and External circuits
    Belgium
    • Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit
    China
    • Shanghai Grand Prix Circuit
    Czech Republic
    • Brunn - Brno Grand Prix Circuit
    Germany
    • Hockenheim – Grand Prix, National and Short circuits
    • Lausitzring EuroSpeedway – Grand Prix circuit
    • Norisring – Grand Prix circuit
    • Nurburgring – Short circuit
    • Motopark Oschersleben – Grand Prix, 'B' and 'C' circuits
    Ireland
    • Mondello Park – International, National and Short circuits
    Netherlands
    • Zandvoort – Grand Prix, National, Club and Oostelijk circuits
    New Zealand
    • Pukekohe Park Raceway
    Turkey
    • Istanbul Park Circuit
    UK
    • Donnington Park – Grand Prix and National circuits
    • Oulton Park – International, Island and Foster circuits
    • Silverstone – Grand Prix, International, National, and South circuits
    • Brands Hatch – Grand Prix and Short Indy circuits, plus Rally Cross track
    • Bedford Autodrome – GT, North, East, South and West circuits
    • Snetterton
    • Castle Coombe
    USA
    • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval
    • Nashville Super Speedway
    • Dover International Raceway
    • Gateway International Raceway
    • Gateway International Raceway Road course
    • Laguna Seca Grand Prix circuit
    Plus:
    Original circuits designed exclusively for the game:
    • 3 UK Rally courses
    • 3 International Rallycross courses
    • 2 Go Kart circuits
    • 5 National Dirt Raceway circuits
    With over 120 championships, you'll not only be competing in some seriously aggressive real events but also take some of the greatest cars to different circuits for the first time – be the first to find out what it's like to race a V8 car at top US circuits such as Laguna Seca!

    If you're ready to race it, TOCA Race Driver 3 will give you the world when it launches February 24, 2006, for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Get in gear with the latest shots and videos now available from the game's website at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.

Press release (20th October 2005):

    Trailer video reveals TOCA Race Driver 3's massive motorsport mix.

    TOCA Race Driver 3 to pack in the most diverse range of racing ever in one game: 35+ motorsport genres and 100+ championships.

    Buckle up for a taste of high-performance motorsport as Codemasters reveals the trailer video for TOCA Race Driver 3, now available to view or download from www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    Delivering an epic cavalcade of real-world competitive motor racing, the video reveals the six main motorsport disciplines: Open-Wheel, GT, Touring Car, Oval, Off-Road & Rally and Classics.

    Coming February 2006 to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, TOCA Race Driver 3 is all about proving yourself as a pro in the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with head-to-head online multiplayer racing and explosive damage effects.

    TOCA Race Driver 3's immense variety gives you the racing experience of over 35 motorsport different racing genres and over 100 championships, each requiring specialist racing skills if you're to stay ahead of the pack.

    With more than double the amount of content and detail of TOCA Race Driver 2, the /b>championships featured in the six main racing categories include:
    • Open-Wheel
      Euro Karting Championship, Formula Ford, Formula 1000, Formula Palmer Audi, Formula BMW ADAC Championship, Formula 3, BMW Williams FW27 GP, and BMW Williams Challenge.

    • Touring Cars
      Autosport Clio Cup, Type-R Trans Cup, European V6 Championship, V8 Supercars, V8 Supercars International Tour, HPDC V8 Supercar Series, DTM, and SuperTruck International Series.

    • Oval
      US Dirt Series, Indy Racing League, Dodge Superspeedway Tour, World Sprintcar Series, and US Speedtruck Challenge.

    • Classics
      Renault A110 Intenational Rally, RA Rallycross Championhip, US Muscle Car Tour, Silver Arrows Grand Prix Series, Silver Arrows Endurance, 1930s Vintage Grand Prix, 1970s GT Cup, Historic Group B Rally, 1960s GT, RWD Anniversary Rally, 1960s Grand Prix, 1980s Grand Prix, and 1990s Grand Prix.

    • Off Road & Rally
      MG Team Rally Shield, International RallyCross, Group N Rally, 4x4 RallyCross, Mitsubishi Motors Rally Trophy, Off-Road Buggy Nationals, Baja Motorcross Series, 4X4 Monster Series, Baja Buggy KitCar Cup, Nissan Off-Road Challenge, and 4x4 Off-Road Tour.

    • GT
      Global GT Lights, Palmer Caterham Challenge, Japanese Works Cup, Palmer Jaguar JP1, Xpower SV Shield, Class A 4WD Track Challenge, Class B 4WD Track Challenge, British GT - N-GT, British GT - GT Cup, World GT Cup, World GT – NGT, Ultima Can-Am Tour, and GT Tuning Cup.
    Packed with fully licensed iconic racing cars, TOCA Race Driver 3 launches February 2006 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    For the new trailer video, speed over to the game's website at www.codemasters.com/tocaracedriver3

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.

Press release (15th September 2005):

    See the sparks fly in TOCA Race Driver 3 – the most detailed damage engine ever revealed!

    Incredible new particle effects and deeper damage phsyics revealed.

    Renowned for delivering the most realistic and impressive crashes, collisions and damage effects in racing games, Codemasters' TOCA series is about to up the ante.

    For TOCA Race Driver 3, coming February 2006 to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, a hugely advanced version of the series' proprietary Terminal Damage Engine is being designed to deliver 100 times the level of damage effect detail.

    TOCA Race Driver 3's advanced Terminal Damage Engine will be even richer in its damage visuals thanks to incredible particle effects and, most importantly, far deeper in terms of physics that effect your car's handling and ultimately your race result.

    The additional particle effects create hugely impressive visuals that really show the punishment you car's receiving: sparks fly spectacularly when you bottom out and end up grounding the car. You'll see windscreens shatter, wings get ripped off, spoilers break and fly from the car. Plus, new game effects will show incremental amounts of damage as bodywork realistically deforms around crumple zones during a race.

    Keeping an eye on the state of your tyres is key; watching for wear and temperature. Any impact to the tyres can send the wheels into misalignment, resulting in juddering drive as you head for the pit lane. If they become too worn during a race, they'll overheat and, if there's no let up, they'll finally burst, sending your car crashing down on its steel wheel rims, kicking up a shower of sparks and smoke.

    Similarly, if your car's coolant system fails, the radiator will overheat and smoke begins pouring from under the bonnet. Too much strain and the smoke will billow from your car as the radiator finally blows.

    These spectacular damage physics even run across all the AI opponents' cars, making racing a truly thrilling, test of nerves and racing expertise. All this detail means that long-term races become more engaging and tactical. It's not always the fastest driver who will cross the finishing line first; those who employ better pit-stop strategies and keep an eye on tyre wear can reap rewards.

    Be daring and tune your car and upgrade parts to suit your racing prowess. Every race team has a budget to spend on car tuning through the course of a race season and there are up to 27 upgradeable parts for each car including real tuning parts from Brembo, Bridgestone Motorsport and OMP.

    If you want to make your car more robust, you can replace the roll cage, add engine struts, and improve its suspension, tyres and brake pads. For those who are confident in their racing abilities, you can increase your engine's horsepower but make sure your radiator and coolant system can take the additional strain!

    But remember changes to your racing environment can also make for a more hazardous race. If it rains while you're qualifying, when you come to the full race itself, the track may still be wet, increasing the risk of skids and spins.

    With so many different racing experiences and real racing cars, TOCA Race Driver 3 is revving up for a release in February 2006 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    Get yourself in the driving seat with more online at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.

Press release (14th July 2005):

    Real racing in real racing cars – only the best set for TOCA Race Driver 3.

    If variety is the spice of life, then TOCA Race Driver 3 will get any racing gamer hot under the helmet: it's going be crammed some of the world's greatest real racing cars when it launches in February 2006 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    In TOCA Race Driver 3 you'll be competing over 100 individual championships covering 35 different racing disciplines – that's more than any other racing game has ever offered. Forget modded cars, forget streetcars, forget fictional racecars, just jump straight into some of the world's most exciting real competition cars – both modern and historic.

    TOCA Race Driver 3's career disciplines cover GT, Off Road, Touring Cars, Historic, Open Wheel, Rally and Oval and you can jump in and out of each one as you choose. The game's sublime, authentic handling engine will give you the nuances of racing every individual car, providing for a huge range of different racing experiences.

    You'll also see how a specific racecar type has evolved through history, from the most technically advanced modern cars to historic classics, when victory really was all down to the driver's skill.

    TOCA Race Driver 3 will bring you some of the greatest cars that have competed in F1 races and you'll experience how handling and technology has evolved and changed over the years.

    From the most modern BMW WilliamsF1 Team car, through to Damon Hills' championship winning FW18 of the 1990s, Nelson Piquet's classic FW11b of the '80s, the Lotus 49 of the '60s right back to the Mercedes-Benz W25 Silver Arrow of the '30s when it was it was all about the most powerful engine on the lightest car with the fewest technical aids, being driven by the greatest driver.

    There's real race content from the US too, including the Dodge Charger that's new on the NASCAR circuits this year. Alternatively, try the open-wheel endurance with the IndyCar Series championship cars at Indianapolis.

    Other key international race competitions, featuring all the real racecars, include Germany's DTM and Australia's V8 Supercars series. Both championships will feature the 2005 season, complete with car set-ups, practice sessions, and qualifying races.

    For a change of pace and exhilaration, try the 4x4 Monster Series trucks with their huge, air-filled, 1.5m tyres, 4WD steering and low-end torque that'll let you pull wheelies from the start! Similar racing, on a smaller scale, is found when you take the Baja Beetles off road. In a white-knuckle ride across the dirt tracks, there are plenty of jumps that really send the Bajas flying!

    There's also plenty to show off your technical racing skills, especially with F3, Formula BMW and the Formula Palmer Audi with its turbo boost function that delivers an extra whack of 50bph to the engine! Though use the turbo tactically to overtake or achieve a fastest lap time – it lasts just 8 seconds and you can only use it 8 times in a race.

    With over 40 championship circuits, you'll be racing some of the greatest cars on the greatest tracks – sometimes taking them to an unusual location. How about taking a V8 car out of Australia and race its 5.0 Litre engine at the Nurburgring or taking a TVR from the British GT out east and racing it at the Shanghai International Circuit?!

    With so many different racing experiences and real racing cars, TOCA Race Driver 3 is revving up for a release in February 2006 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    Get yourself in the driving seat with more online at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.

Press release (26th June 2005):

    TOCA Race Driver 3 tunes up for a greater degree of simulation.

    Next-gen handling engine announced, comprehensive championship features confirmed, new audio technology detailed and enhanced rendering engine revealed in new screenshots.

    Drawing on over eight years of racing game development expertise, TOCA Race Driver 3 is set to put you on the circuit for real when it launches this winter for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    Utilising a new generation of the series' proprietary handling engine, a 'greater degree of simulation' is the target for TOCA Race Driver 3.

    Combine the advanced engine with full car damage modelling and an enhanced human AI system, the whole package will deliver the most detailed and involving motorsport experience on current generation systems.

    However, the degree to which TOCA Race Driver 3 is being tuned goes further. A significant level of additional depth and realism is brought to the fore with the inclusion of detailed race rules and regulations in the game's Pro Career mode.

    You can choose to activate qualifying, race flags and pit stop refuelling and tyre strategies, all accurate to over 100 different motorsport championships featured. There's also optional practice sessions, car tuning, race lengths and, where championship rules allow, car part upgrades.

    Offering the most comprehensive and customisable championship features in both offline and online racing, it's all there if you want to get your head under the bonnet of the game.

    When it comes to taking you to the starting grid itself, TOCA Race Driver 3's audio engineers have innovated with a new system that captures the sheer noise of real championship racing.

    The new system will deliver 40 times the audio assets on every single vehicle over TOCA 2 to provide a phenomenal depth of sound and a level of clarity never before heard on a racing game.

    While other driving games have claimed to have perfectly "recorded" a car noise, it's the playback that's important to get the realistic sounds of a real race day. TOCA Race Driver 3's system actually brings out specific sounds from pushing the throttle, the engine revs, the exhaust and more, and mixes them into the game to create the thunderous noise of a racing event.

    Using an enhanced rendering engine, TOCA Race Driver 3 will also be more visually rich and graphically detailed. Normal mapping adds to the detail of the cars and environments, such as rumble strips, road surface, barriers, shut lines, filler caps and vents on the cars.

    Multi-textured surfaces will bring spectacular effects to track objects and the circuits themselves and new postproduction effects, enhancing depth of field and motion blur, are also being integrated. Most importantly, the racing action will zip along at a super-smooth 60 frames-per-second, even with up to 21 cars in high-speed competition on screen at once!

    In TOCA Race Driver 3 you'll be competing for real in more motorsports than any other racing game has offered.

    For the racing expert, the game's Pro Career mode features seven different career paths, each specialising in an individual motorsport discipline including GT, Off Road, Touring Cars, Historic, Open Wheel, Rally and Oval.

    Alternatively, jump straight into some of the world's most powerful cars in the World Tour mode and see those tyres screech under full power in this fast fix of race gaming.

    Packed with fully licensed racing cars, each of them a true icon from the world of motorsport, TOCA Race Driver 3 is coming to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC this winter. Get your engine started at the game's website at www.codemasters.com/tocaracedriver3

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.

Press release (17th March 2005):

    Every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3, coming this winter for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3, Codemasters announced today.

    Coming this winter for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

    With an 8-year heritage, the TOCA series has captivated a wide breadth of racing gamers. To appeal across the board, TOCA Race Driver 3 will deliver individual game modes that are specifically designed to satisfy the speed-freak and the motorsport simulation fanbase, using all the juice from the enhanced engine.

    For those who know their friction circles from their piston rings, there's the new Pro Career mode where you follow a career in a specialist racing discipline – including GT, Off Road, Touring Cars, Historic, Open Wheel, Rally and Oval.

    With each discipline representing a different genre of motorsport, you'll progress through championships that cover the breadth of that discipline.

    If you want to make it as an Open Wheel race driver, you'll start off in Go-Kart events before progressing to Formula 1000, then further championships including Formula BMW, Formula 3, and all the way up to join the BMW WilliamsF1™ Team!

    More than ever before, TOCA Race Driver 3's stunning physics and damage engine will take real-life racing to the next level. You may have seen realistic speed and acceleration before, but TOCA Race Driver 3 accurately simulates full tyre wear, tyre and engine temperatures, fuel consumption affecting weight distribution, and real world engine inertia. This incredible detail is simulated on every vehicle, across the entire range of motorsports featured.

    Alternatively, if you want to jump straight into some of the world's most powerful cars and see those tyres screech under full power, take the World Tour – an immediate and accessible racing mode. With race-driven cinematic cut-scenes, continuing the series' innovative plot driven narrative, and more championship choices than ever before, the World Tour is the ultimate fast fix of race gaming.

    However you decide to race, no TOCA game would be complete without full-on car damage. For TOCA Race Driver 3, the next generation of the series' Terminal Damage Engine is being intensely worked on to create motorsport gaming's most spectacular real-car collisions on world famous circuits.

    Says Gavin Raeburn, Head of Studio and responsible for the TOCA series at Codemasters:

    "TOCA Race Driver 3 is a huge project and one we've had in the works for almost a year already. The team are doing an incredible job and taking motorsport gaming to a level that no one else is even touching upon and they're doing it to a hugely advanced point. The refined engine will enable players to really thrash the cars and see the real world results of doing so: radiators will overheat, tyres will burnout, engines will blow – the works.

    "This detail means the actual races become far more exciting and tactical. You may be a good enough driver to get to the front of the pack, but can you stay there when your engine is threatening to rip itself out and there's hardly any rubber left on your rims?"

    Featuring an incredible 35 different motorsport disciplines, you'll be competing in British GT (BGTC), Muscle Cars, V8 Supercars, DTM, Monster Trucks, Baja Motocross, Formula Palmer Audi, Historic Grand Prix, Touring Sports Cars, Formula 3, BMW WilliamsF1™ Team and many more specialised championships, complete with race rules including flags, warm up laps and full car set up.

    For the heavyweight touring car racer, there's also the DTM and V8 Supercars Career modes, featuring both series' 2005 seasons, complete with car set ups, practice sessions, qualifying races.

    Get ready to experience all the power, the aggression, the glory of real-life motor racing in TOCA Race Driver 3, coming winter 2005 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    Sign up for all the latest reports through the game's development, register online now at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver3

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Aug 08, 2006.