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Professional Sportscar Racing [PSX/PC - Beta?]

Professional Sportscar Racing [PSX/PC - Beta?]

Update: thanks to Anonymous we found out that this game was released as “Sportscar GT” by Electronic Arts, that bought out Virgin Interactive. The screens below could still be different from the final game, so let us know if you see any differences!

In 1997 / 1998 Virgin Interactive were working on a new racing game for the original Playstation and PC know as “Professional Sportscar Racing” but it seems that the project was never released. The game was based on the license for the pro organization of the same name, a competition that was sponsored by the same Virgin Interactive.  Maybe Virgin had some problems with the PSR  license and the development could have been stopped. In the original press release we can read:

Fast driving, intensely competitive Grand Touring racing simulation game. For the player’s driving pleasure, all of the dream cars racing in the 1998 season of the Professional SportsCar championship will be authentically re-created including the internationally famous Panoz Esperante.

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monokoma

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I'm an Italian gamer with not enough free time to play as much as i'd like to and sadly not enough time to write about cancelled and beta games. Founder of Unseen64 in 2001, i'd like to sleep more than 5 hours a day, but i have to pay the bills. I'm currently working as a SEO Copywriter and Content Editor for various italian websites, you can add me on Google Plus, Last FM or contact me by email.




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5 thoughts on “Professional Sportscar Racing [PSX/PC - Beta?]

  1. Yakumo

    Notice how the quality of the graphics changes in the 3 different builds? Are they really screen shots from the same game? The first few images look like some awful homebrew effort.

  2. monokoma Post author

    Thanks for the info Anonymous! So Virgin Interactive sold the project to EA?

    @Yakumo: i think the first images are from an early PSX version, while the others are from the PC one. But it’s the same game, the better screens are from an old press-kit

  3. Anonymous

    It’s probably not that VIE sold it to EA, EA bought out VIE. That’s one of the reasons Thrill Kill was never released. When EA took over VIE assets, they immediately terminated that game.

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