Being a self-professed gamer and car enthusiast, I naturally got a bit aroused about this bit of news. Mercedes-Benz and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.—also the same developer who’ve brought us the proverbial Gran Turismo franchise ever since Sony’s Playstation was introduced—have announced a collaboration with videogame developer Evolution’s new game, called DriveClub.
Click here for our original post on the new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.
While Sony themselves announced the coming of the much-anticipated Playstation 4 gaming console earlier this week to ever so build even more hype for the revered gaming console, Mercedes-Benz announced that they worked specifically with Sony and Evolution to feature their latest AMG models: the new CLA45 and A45 AMG.
The CLA45 AMG was teased via this new videogame trailer ahead of the CLA45 AMG’s debut at this year’s New York International Auto Show next month.
As for the game itself, Evolution and SCEI promise an all new level of racing simulation, offering an experience like never offered from previous staples in racing simulator history. And this is very apparent in the trailer provided below as there is an enormous amount of detail visible when the trailer shows off close up detail shots of some of the other cars featured in the game. DriveClub will also offer an extensive online multiplayer setup where you and your friends will be able to collaborate in various ways.
Either way, I’m both psyched for the incoming Playstation 4 and this new DriveClub. Though unfortunately, I can already see where a fair portion of my life in the near-future will be going.
For the teaser video and the press release, check it out after the jump.
CLA Auto Show Photos Copyright egmCarTech © Jan Gleitsmann.
MERCEDES-BENZ CLA 45 AMG AND A 45 AMG IN NEW DRIVECLUB™ RACING GAME
Stuttgart/New York. In New York yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) presented Driveclub a brand new racing franchise developed exclusively for Playstation 4 by Evolution Studios. The car line-up in this pioneering game, which conveys better than ever before the heart and soul of motor racing and the passion it inspires, includes several exceptional sports cars from Mercedes-Benz – first and foremost among them the new CLA 45 AMG and the new A 45 AMG. Both these high-performance vehicles will be celebrating their real-world premiere in March 2013. Driveclub and the new Playstation 4 console will be launching this holiday season.
Playstation 4 is SCEI’s next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalisation, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Driveclubis the perfect fit for the lifestyle of the next generation of PlayStation gamers: an exhilarating, visceral and highly socially connected racing experience that showcases the immense capabilities of Playstation 4. Driveclub is a networked game to be played in real clubs, encouraging players to team up and to collaborate and compete with one another while experiencing the thrill of driving the best cars in the world, on the best roads in the world. The audiovisual quality of the cars and the tracks is staggering, and the view from the cockpit is absolutely true to life, immersing the player in every race and recreating the power and the drama that they would feel if they were actually sitting in the driver’s seat.
As well as the CLA 45 AMG and the A 45 AMG, further vehicles with the three-pointed star will join Driveclub.
Firing up the world’s most powerful four-cylinder production engine
In March the A 45 AMG will be presented at the Geneva auto show. With this new family member Mercedes-AMG will for the first time be offering a high-performance vehicle in the compact class segment. The AMG-Version of the new four-door Coupé, the CLA, is celebrating its world premiere in New York. With a peak output of 265 kW (360 hp) and a maximum torque of 450 newton metres, its turbocharged AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is the world’s most powerful four-cylinder power unit in series production. The power density of 133 kW (181 hp) surpasses even that of the most powerful super sports cars. At the same time they excel with outstanding efficiency, while also meeting the EU6 emissions standard. The A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG are equipped as standard with the fully variable, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.
– By: Chris Chin