LONGUEUIL – D-BOX Technologies Inc. announced today that it has concluded a licensing agreement with Black Box, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. This licensing agreement will allow Black Box to integrate the unique D-BOX Motion Code(TM) technology on the soon to be released PC version of Need for Speed(TM) Undercover game. D-BOX Motion Code(TM) technology is proprietary software that powers a range of Motion systems featuring high performance actuators designed to provide real-time response to on-screen action.
“We are very pleased and thrilled about the idea of working with Electronic Arts; one of the world’s leading interactive software company” stated Claude Mc Master, President and Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX Technologies. It is a first significant step to integrate D-BOX Motion Code(TM) in the video game market. Through this licensing agreement, we are in a position to raise the awareness of millions of video game players worldwide to the D-BOX Motion immersive experience which is perfectly adapted to their needs and expectations.”
Mr. Mike Rayner, Chief Technological Officer at Black Box, developer of Need for Speed, added: “The D-BOX technology will help bring the intense chase and over-the-top action driving sequences found in Need for Speed Undercover to life. For the first time, Need for Speed fans will experience what it feels like to be in the driver’s seat as cars whip around corners and weave in and out of traffic.”
Need for Speed Undercover takes players back to the franchise’s roots and re-introduces break-neck cop chases and spectacular highway battles. Players discover a world of high-stakes and high-speed action in some of the world’s hottest cars. The all-new Heroic Driving Engine propels the action forward as players experience the dramatic story through spectacular Hollywood-style live-action in-game movies.
Need for Speed Undercover is being developed by Black Box in Vancouver, B.C. and is slated to ship in North America on November 18th and in Europe on November 21st 2008. It will be available for Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, and Wii(TM) as well as the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS(TM), PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) handheld entertainment system, PC and mobile.