Things On Wheels

Xbox 360 sales don't worry SouthPeak

Xbox 360 sales don't worry SouthPeak

Publisher gets into digital distribution.

SouthPeak CEO Melanie Mroz says she isn't worried about slowing sales of Xbox 360 hardware in its second full year on sale.

"The 360 market is hardly at a standstill," Mroz told Eurogamer as SouthPeak unveiled its first title for Xbox Live Arcade, "and there's plenty of potential for both XBLA and traditional retail, so it'll still be are the core of our plans for time being."

Despite the launch of key games like Halo 3 and Mass Effect in 2007, the Microsoft console only rose from 10.4 million sold in January to just under 18m by year-end.

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SouthPeak unveils XBLA racer

SouthPeak unveils XBLA racer

Things On Wheels due this summer.

French developer Load Inc. is back for another crack at an Xbox Live Arcade racing game with Things On Wheels, due out in summer 2008 via publisher SouthPeak. Exact pricing has yet to be revealed.

Described as an "accessible, pure arcade racing title", it sees you driving remote-control cars around the rooms of a house with tracks built up of everyday items.

The twist is that routes are more freeform, and it sounds as though there's more scope for carving your own path between objectives, through table legs or past electric heaters. Sort of like Midnight Club meets Micro Machines.

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