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real time racing (graphic from Grid)

While many recent racing games like Grid and the latest in the Gran Turismo series are coming very close to replicating the view from the drivers seat, no game can actually pit a gamer against the real life pros, in real time and with realistic graphics.

Real Time Race, a company based in Daresbury, England is hoping to change that with their new technology which allows anyone, from the comfort of their favorite armchair, to do battle against real professional racing drivers, on real circuits, in real time. And because the graphics are video-based the realism is as good as you're going to get.

Real Time Race have been working on the system since the company was founded in 2003. Four years later the company had developed the technology to a point where it was ready to begin testing. Then in May of 2009, with the help of Lotus Cars and their private test track, Real Time Race were able to demonstrate the concept for the first time.

Since then team at Real Time Race have announced the project to the main worldwide motor racing series including Formula 1, WRC, Nascar and Indy-car. With positive results. Due to the interest from major world motor racing series', it's possible that some time in 2010 the technology will start to become commercially available - and at the same time change the way racing games are played throughout the world.

Real Time Race have made sure that their technology will be widely available and easy to use. That's why it's compatible with the Xbox 360, Wii, Playstation 3, and PC's. Basically Real Time Race will work with any Internet connected screen with a web browser.

To find out more about Real Time Race and download a demo version visit them at realtimerace.com


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