Codemasters, a global interactive entertainment software publisher and premier developer of racing video games, today announced the return of the fastest race on earth with IndyCar® Series 2005. Shipping this summer for the next generation console systems, IndyCar Series 2005 is officially licensed by the Indy Racing League® and gets a boost with a host of all-new features, including head-to-head online play, improved graphics and more.
Now racing fans everywhere can compete online against their friends and real drivers from their own living rooms,” said Steven Lux, senior vice president of U.S. marketing for Codemasters. “Imagine meeting up online with Dan Wheldon or Sam Hornish Jr. and racing against them at the Indianapolis 500®. We’ve made that all possible in IndyCar Series 2005.”
It is the only game to feature the full IndyCar Series season including the Indianapolis 500, allowing drivers to compete from Pole Day to Bump Day to race day as one of the 33 drivers in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing®. Racing action is realistic, accessible and authentic down to the very last detail, including TV-style presentation with race introductions by ABC Sports broadcasters.
A completely authentic and realistic IRL® racing experience, IndyCar Series 2005 features:
- Head-to-head online play with up to 12 players simultaneously
- 15 IndyCar Series tracks, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®, Texas Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Pikes Peak International Raceway and the newly featured Twin Ring Motegi Speedway in Japan
- All-new steering wheel support
- Realistically functioning rear-view mirrors so drivers can watch their back
- Official drivers, tracks, rules and sponsors of the IndyCar Series
- Ability to re-create a full season competing as a favorite driver, including Sam Hornish Jr., Gil de Ferran, Al Unser Jr., Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Sarah Fisher and more
- Up to 33 cars on the track simultaneously
- Updated Masterclass training mode narrated by 2003 IndyCar Series Bombardier and Autosport Rookie of the Year Dan Wheldon
IndyCar Series 2005 features an advanced and updated genetic “AI” system that renders each race as a unique experience. The “AI” drivers actually race and make dynamic strategic decisions, defend their position, draft to pass other drivers and even make mistakes.