Agoura-based THQ Inc., a developer of interactive entertainment, announced a multi-title deal with Swedish game developer, SimBin Development Team AB to adapt a race car video game franchise, GTR, to the game system Xbox 360. Based on the FIA GT Championship, GTR was developed under the direction of former professional racing driver and SimBin CEO, Henrik Roos. In a statement, Roos said, “SimBin has built a reputation for delivering cutting edge realism in our racing games. With GTR for Xbox 360 we’re developing a title that is not only a truly authentic racing game, but also a challenging, realistic and entertaining game ” Andrew Walker, business development director of THQ Ltd. in the United Kingdom said in a statement that partnerships with external development groups like SimBin are a top priority for THQ in Europe. GTR is expected to ship globally for the Xbox 360 systems in spring 2007.
THQ Signs Development Deal