PIRATED BETA DEMO OF F1 RACING SIMULATION CIRCULATES ON THE NET
San Francisco, CA, September 4, 1997 -- Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that a pirated beta demo of F1 RACING SIMULATION, a real-time 3D racing game due on the market early next year, has been circulating across the Internet. The beta demo was originally released to the French magazine "Joystick" and features a French interface and French text files.
"As this pirated version of the game spreads like wildfire across the Internet, Ubi Soft Entertainment wants to ensure that those who do take the time to download the 27Mb beta demo, are aware that this is a French demo, with French text and that users must possess a 3Dfx card to run the download," stated Laurent Detoc, Vice President of U.S. Operations. "It was not intended for distribution on the Internet or the U.S. market."
Ubi Soft Entertainment will be releasing an English demo closer to the game's release date in the first quarter of 1998. The U.S. demo will more accurately represent the final version of F1 RACING SIMULATION. It will be customized for the Internet and will feature an English interface and instruction set.
Ubi Soft Entertainment, a $60 million European-based software publishing and distribution company, was founded in 1986 in France. Ubi Soft entered the software development arena in 1991 after its continued success in software distribution, representing 35% of all entertainment software to the French market. It is best known in the U.S. for Rayman, a blockbuster action/adventure game for all ages that debuted in 1995. In addition to its U.S. offices in California and its headquarters in France, Ubi Soft has offices in Japan, Germany, Spain, Italy, England, Australia China and Canada.
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