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Ferrari: The Race Experience To Be Download Only

During WWI, Enzo Ferrari was a mule-shoer. Fact!

System 3 has announced that the sequel to 2009’s SuperCar Challenge will only be available as a download via the PSN. The launch of the game in September is the start of a ‘dramatic shift’ away from packaged products.

“Having recognised the potential in digital downloads some 18 months ago, we have kept our powder dry, preferring to gauge market and consumer reaction while quietly planning a download strategy to steal a march on our rivals,” said System 3 CEO Mark Cale.

“Obviously we are not moving away fully from boxed product as we are committed to maximising our games across all formats – and Wii games, for example, are still only released as a physical product.”

“But we have been extremely proactive in working on a full digital onslaught for a long time and they don’t come much bigger than the first – Ferrari.”

The title, ‘Ferrari: The Race Experience’ will hit the PSN on September 16th; the price has yet to be revealed.

Source: System 3

32 Comments
  1. Nauraph
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    There! Join the fight against pre-owned games! =P

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 15:32.
  2. AJ
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Damn. It seems I’ll have to purchase a larger HDD for my PS3 now. Had to delete loads of stuff just to download Trine & Section 8.

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 15:33.
    • PoorPaddy89
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Wish sony would allow games to be stored on an external hdd, even if they were locked to the console. ‘Digital only’ is going to max out a lot of already-upgraded harddrives. I have about 150gb left on my 320gb drive

      Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 15:41.
      • JoshHood
        Small briefcase w*nker
        Since: Forever

        Internals are much cheaper than externals though.

        Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:10.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I have had a 40gb since I bought mine, never needed to upgrade lol

        Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:14.
      • AJ
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        And it would be great if you owned more than one PS3. I have to download everything twice and sometimes what happens is it will all fit on my 80, but not my 60.

        @bilbo How the hell is that possible??? I’d assume you mustn’t have many games, because my HDD has around 20-30gb of game installs.

        Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 17:39.
  3. JakeMadge
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Who would want to experience racing at ferrari after their “incident” last weekend?

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:11.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      It’s great, the cheat codes are on by default

      Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:21.
      • Dlaf42
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        and there voice activated

        Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:23.
    • Danza Di Fuoco
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      I would….

      Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:39.
    • JakeMadge
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      You can be as good as you can, but Fernando will ALWAYS be faster. than. you.

      Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 19:42.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Confirm that you understand

        Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 13:16.
  4. ScottW-1976
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Lets hope its a better game than Supercar Challenge. Decent physics and handling (once you turned all the assists off and played in pro) but awful graphics, framerate, load times and an absolute lack of progression or anything interesting to do. Very 1-dimensional and disappointing experience (and I only payed £12 for it).

    If they’ve got any sense the new game will be £10-15 and maybe they might get a good few sales as people wait for GT5 to be released in November. Otherwise, no chance.

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:14.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      I wasn’t keen on Ferrari Challenge but enjoyed Supercar Challenges Arcadey Toca feel. You mention load times, but as a HDD downloaded game there shouldn’t be any problems loading with the new game.

      Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 21:08.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Supercar Challenge was alot better, especially with all the driving aids turned off.

        Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 13:23.
  5. Dlaf42
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    I bought both Ferrari and SuperCar Challenge, but i wont buy this for the simple reason that both games were a mess when launched and it took months for patches to fix them. its a shame because they where good race sims of sort,

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:16.
  6. X201
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Is this the same System 3 that have made us wait for Williams Pinball (PSP)?
    A game that was actually finished and ready for release over a year ago!!

    I won’t be bothering to invest any interest in the Ferarri game. It’ll probably be wasted. :-(

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:18.
    • JamboGT
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Its actually a company called Eutechnyx making this game, System 3 are the publishers.

      Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 17:19.
      • X201
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Exactly. System 3 are the problem.

        Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 11:06.
  7. Danza Di Fuoco
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Cool but how much different will it be from the last two games? IMO they should do original tracks GT style that would be nice to see.

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 16:42.
  8. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    A bit too real for me, I really didn’t enjoy Ferrari Challenge & Supercar Challenge

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 17:36.
  9. Spotter5
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Supercar challenge felt as though you were driving through treacle. Horrible understeer..

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 22:09.
    • ScottW-1976
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Depended on which car you used, what assist you used and what mode you played on. I can assure you that the Aston DBR9 with no assists in pro mode didn’t understeer at all….

      Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 10:39.
  10. MiguelX69
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    I sure hope it has a platinum trophy! I missed the first Ferrari Challenge, looking forward to this one!

    Comment posted on 29/07/2010 at 23:20.

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