Richard Burns Rally
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|Richard Burns Rally|
|Publisher(s)||SCi Games |
Gizmondo Games (Gizmondo)
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Gizmondo|
|Release||9 July 2004|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
It was released in July 2004 for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, and in July 2005 for Gizmondo. A GameCube release was planned but cancelled, similarly North American releases of all but the Gizmondo version were axed due to the lukewarm reception of the game in Europe. Although reviews were mixed, the game is highly praised by gamers due to its complex physics engine and realistic portrayals of real-life courses.
This game is considered by many gamers to be one of the most realistic and difficult racing simulators. Richard Burns Rally initially did not come with official support for user-made content, but despite this, there are mods available due to a large online community, to which Warthog responded by releasing tools to aid in mod development. The game was originally an offline racing game but user-created mods have enabled online play. A sequel to the game is unlikely, due to the death of Richard Burns in 2005. In addition, after the PC release, Warthog was sold to Gizmondo, who went bankrupt in 2006. Since the release, the publisher SCi purchased Eidos Interactive in an all-share offer, winning a bidding war from then-former EA man John Riccitiello and Eidos management – though they, in turn, would be purchased by Japanese publisher Square Enix in 2009.
The game had mixed reviews.
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