Volvo lanceert gratis computerspel

Volvo computerspel
Volvo heeft vandaag een gratis racespel gelanceerd, in het spel kan je racen met zes Volvo-racewagens en ook de Volvo S60 Concept is van de partij.

Het gratis computerspel werd ontwikkeld in samenwerking met SimBin Studios. In het spel kan je kiezen tussen zes Volvo’s: de Volvo S60 Concept, de Volvo C30, de Volvo S60, de Volvo S40, de Volvo 850 Estate en de Volvo 240 Turbo Group A. Er kan gereden worden op twee circuits: de Eco Drive Arena in Göteborg, Zweden en Chayka in Oekraïne.

Het spel kan je hier gratis downloaden voor PC, veel plezier ermee!

Volvo computerspel

Volvo computerspel

‘Volvo – The Game’ released on Internet today

Volvo – The Game: the exciting new challenge for everyone who enjoys racing games is being released today. It features all of Volvo’s racing legends over the years and also introduces a new star: the Volvo S60 Concept. Just download the game, select your favourite Volvo and test your skills on one of the two highly authentic tracks. The game has been developed together with SimBin Studios.

One person who will definitely play Volvo – The Game is Swedish racing star Robert Dahlgren. He has achieved immense success for Volvo in the STCC – the Swedish Touring Car Championship – since 2004. His current racing car is a Volvo C30.
Like most other professional racing drivers, Robert Dahlgren uses virtual racing games to train when the racing season comes to an end. “Playing racing games helps me train my ability to concentrate and to maintain my level of concentration over many laps,” says Robert Dahlgren.

Volvo – The Game features six different cars and the race is run on two authentically reproduced racing tracks.
The six racing cars are the stars. The lead roles are played by the Volvo S60 Concept, the Volvo C30 that is currently competing in the STCC, the previous Volvo S60 that also competed in the STCC, the Volvo S40 that notched up many notable successes in the BTCC (the British Touring Car Championship), the Volvo 850- the estate car that became a legend in the BTCC – and finally a true racing classic from the past, a Volvo 240 Turbo Group A.

The two tracks are the Gothenburg Eco Drive Arena in Göteborg, Sweden and Chayka outside Kiev in the Ukraine. Volvo – The Game is the only virtual racing game in the world to feature the Ukrainian racing track.

STCC game inspired
The idea behind Volvo – The Game was born in autumn 2008 when the STCC game was released. The STCC game inspired Pontus Berger, who at the time worked with licensing issues at Volvo Cars. He contacted SimBin. His question was simple: “Can you make a PC-based racing game that has broad public appeal, features only Volvo models and introduces our new concept car, the Volvo S60 Concept?”

A team of 15-20 people worked together to create Volvo – The Game. The aim was to make it as realistic as possible. The game developers have invested huge numbers of hours in getting all the details exactly right. Just “building” a car for a racing game takes about one month.
True to form, the six cars each have different driving characteristics. It’s almost like getting behind the wheel, which is rather unusual in car games. The classic Volvo 240 Turbo Group A, for instance, has entirely different driving characteristics compared with the latest newcomer, the Volvo S60 Concept.
In order to recreate the older cars’ interiors as authentically as possible, the designers visited the Volvo Museum to study the former racing legends.

“In terms of audio quality we’re also remarkably close to reality. One example is the S40. For that car we pulled one of the race cars out of hibernation last autumn and gave it a thorough full-speed workout, recording the engine sound straight from the racing track,” explains Magnus Ling Executive Vice President at SimBin.
The two racing tracks have been reproduced with faithful detail and immense precision. It takes about 1000 hours to create a virtual racing track. Even the kerbs alongside the track have to be of exactly the right height. Many of the people playing the game are experts – and they are very particular about the tiniest details.

Robert Dahlgren is convinced that his own Volvo C30 will be the best car in the game. But he will of course be testing them all, and one of the contenders seems to be exerting a particular attraction.
“How cool is it going to be to race the Volvo 240 on the Gothenburg track! When I was growing up, all my friends were driving 240s. But not me. I was out competing. Now I finally get the chance,” says an eager Robert Dahlgren.

Authentic feel
The aim of the game is to reach out to a broad public. A seven-year-old can have fun with it but in order to truly get the most out of the game’s many advanced features, players really should be a few years older.
For the most authentic feel, Volvo – The Game should be played with a steering wheel and pedals connected to the computer. However, it is also possible to operate the car via the PC’s keyboard or with a game-pad. The game offers a choice of skill levels: “novice with all the driver assistance technology activated such as ABS brakes, “semi-pro”, and finally “pro” where there is no assistance whatsoever.

It is possible to select the Volvo of your choice, compete against your own best times and have the track all to yourself. Or you can compete against up to eleven computer-controlled competitors. There are several alternative settings for graphics and sound. For instance, the star, the Volvo S60 Concept, will be available in two versions – “natural” and racing.

Footnote: Volvo – The Game can be downloaded free of charge to your own PC www.volvocars.com/game (English version). The game is available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Go to www.volvocars.com/intl

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25 reacties op "Volvo lanceert gratis computerspel"

  1. Benji 26-05-2009 om 11:16

    Wie post de snelste rondetijd van GroenLicht.be?

  2. PJS 26-05-2009 om 11:17

    Op welk circuit en met welke Volvo?

  3. Benji 26-05-2009 om 12:07

    Chayka met de XC60 Concept Race

    Tijdens mijn eerste vrije oefensessies heb ik met moeite kunnen finishen, eenvoudig is het niet!

  4. MRM 26-05-2009 om 13:13

    1′ 52″ 990

  5. Pieter 26-05-2009 om 14:10

    570mb, heel toegankelijk is het spel ook niet. Vrij groot vind ik.
    ik ben het ondertussen ook aan het downloaden. Mijn tijd volgt nog 🙂

  6. XliljeezyX 26-05-2009 om 14:35

    opzich wel een leuk spel net zoiets als BMW M3 Challenge alleen bak ik er niets van 😛

  7. PJS 26-05-2009 om 15:13

    1′ 53″ 350; vanavond onderneem ik een nieuwe poging 🙂

  8. Ruben 26-05-2009 om 17:39

    Met de examens in het land kan dat geen probleem zijn om een toptijd neer te zetten! Mijn tijden komen eraan!

  9. Benji 26-05-2009 om 18:41

    Na een uur proberen mijn Ferrari Enzo Racing Stuur toch ingang gekregen, maar het is niet simpel…

  10. PJS 26-05-2009 om 19:03

    @ Benji; daar komen toptijden van?

  11. Benji 26-05-2009 om 19:34

    Niet echt, maar ik ga me volledig toespitsen op de vrije oefensessies!

  12. Willem 26-05-2009 om 19:45

    Helaas ondersteunt mijn geïntegreerde grafische chipset dit spel niet 🙁
    Maar niet getreurd, ik ga op zoek naar een andere pc hier!

  13. MRM 26-05-2009 om 20:51

    zonet mijn tijd verscherpt, 1’51″200

  14. Willem 26-05-2009 om 22:23

    1’50’544 in een S40 !

  15. PJS 26-05-2009 om 22:27

    @Willem, ja maar, we hadden wel afgesproken om in de S60 Concept te rijden hé 🙂

  16. XliljeezyX 26-05-2009 om 23:04

    als je met de S60 concept rijdt en je maakt een bocht lijkt het net of je banden lek zijn..

  17. Willem 27-05-2009 om 8:59

    Haha ok! Deze middag een nieuwe poging!

  18. PJS 27-05-2009 om 13:02

    Tijd verscherpt! 1’50″295

  19. Willem 27-05-2009 om 21:14

    Nieuwe toptijd: 1:49.178 ! In een S60 concept race dit keer!

  20. Willem 28-05-2009 om 14:31

    Opnieuw verscherpt: 1:48.927.

    En nu stop ik ermee :p

  21. PJS 28-05-2009 om 14:40

    Addicted? Ik waag vanavond nog een poging 🙂

  22. Willem 28-05-2009 om 15:31

    Mijn competitieve aard komt naarboven! 😉

  23. XliljeezyX 28-05-2009 om 15:42

    game verslaafd 😛

  24. Gregory 03-10-2009 om 17:22

    ik ben ondertusen aan het dowloaden of moet ik zegen slowloaden :p is dit een leuk spel?

  25. MRM 04-10-2009 om 13:24

    Goh, je kan er toch zeker een uur zoet mee zijn…

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