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Friday, July 28, 2000

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Terminal Reality is working on a new racing game that will take your Mac as off-road as you want to go. 4x4 Evolution was revealed at Macworld Expo New York, and we're pretty thrilled to see this amazing game running on a Mac. Recently Checkout.com interviewed producer John O'Keefe about 4x4. Here's a clip explaining how they're trying to recreate the cars you drive in the game as realistically as possible:

How distinct are the performance characteristics of each?

Each SUV or truck has the exact performance characteristics that it has in real
life. We have worked with each manufacturer to make sure that we get all the
right numbers to make sure that the vehicles performance is accurate. Some of
these variables are the following: all physical parameters, curb weight, mass
moment of inertia, coefficient of drag, coefficient of lift, suspension travel,
spring rates, shock rates, gear ratios, final drive ratios, transfer case ratio,
tire size, etc.

Sounds like a Gran Tourismo with SUVs. Be sure to check out the interview for more.

If you're new to the game, CGO has a preview available which gives a good overview of what it's all about. Here's information about the driving courses themselves:

The game, which will offer 16 tracks and more than 50
vehicles, will be released simultaneously on the PC, Dreamcast, and Mac platforms. Rather
than use the console convention of opening up new tracks through successful play, O’Keefe
assured us that all 16 would be available from the start in quick races. The vehicles are a
different matter—you’ll have to earn trucks and their upgrades.
As we saw at the expo, there is no set track in this game - you can take any path on or off-road that you like, as long as you hit the checkpoints. Check out our video from the show to see this game in action.

MW: 4x4 Evolution Video
Checkout 4x4 Interview
CGO 4x4 Evo Preview
Terminal Reality
Gathering of Developers
4x4 Evolution

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