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TOCA sounds off

Dolby Surround support, and Iggy Pop on the soundtrack

Over the last couple of months Codemasters have released a string of trailers showing off in-game footage of TOCA Race Driver. But while attention has been focused on the graphics, collision physics and storyline, the Codies are also proud of the game's audio side. Hence the arrival today of a press release talking about the sonic delights which gamers can look forward to come August 23rd. For starters the game will feature full Dolby Surround Sound support throughout, from in-game engine noises and crashes to the soundtrack and cinematics. Engine noises have been sampled from real cars driving on a rolling road at anything up to 120mph, while both audio and motion capture data for the cutscenes were recorded simultaneously at a soundstage in Long Island, New York. And as if all that's not enough, the game will also sport a great soundtrack including classics like Search And Destroy by Iggy And The Stooges, as well as more recent songs from the likes of Morcheeba and Ash. These will be mixed into the game world, pumping out of loudspeakers at race tracks or playing on a radio in the background during one of the many cutscenes. "TOCA Race Driver sets the new standard for audio within the driving game genre", producer Gavin Raeburn claims. We should know if he's telling porkies in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, Codemasters have released another batch of screenshots of the game in action. Related Feature - TOCA Race Driver screenshots

Vrooom! Screeeeech! Kapow! [Ok, that's enough - Ed]

Source - press release