Cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and Sony Computer Entertainment: The Mercedes-AMG GT featuring exclusively in the PlayStation®4 racing game DRIVECLUB TM

Nov 17, 2014
Shortly after its world premiere, the sensational new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car can be exclusively experienced in DRIVECLUBTM on PlayStation®4. DRIVECLUB is the next-generation racing game from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, and has been available in Europe since October. DRIVECLUB also features five other models from the high-performance brand Mercedes-AMG: the A 45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG, the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series, the SL 65 AMG and the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series.
This is the first time that a Mercedes-Benz vehicle is being featured in a game shortly after its world premiere. In close cooperation with the engineers at AMG, who provided the technical specifications and data, Evolution Studios has managed to reproduce the AMG GT in DRIVECLUB with breathtaking precision. The team from Evolution Studios, which had an opportunity to experience the sports car on the test track, also recorded the engine sounds directly on-site, making it possible to authentically reproduce every aspect of the car. With six AMG models, from the sporty compact class to the super sports car, Mercedes-Benz is the premium manufacturer with the widest range of models in the game.
"The Mercedes-AMG GT is an extraordinary sports car, and we are very pleased that we can offer it to players in DRIVECLUB before production actually starts. The car will be made available as a free download in the first week of the game's market launch," says Paul Rustchynsky, Game Director at Evolution Studios. "We're delighted that Mercedes-Benz is so strongly represented in DRIVECLUB. It confirms the attractiveness and standing of the brand, as only the world's most exciting and prestigious sports cars are chosen by game developers," says Dr. Jens Thiemer, Head of Marketing Communication at Mercedes-Benz Cars.
The new PlayStation 4 racing game DRIVECLUB
In DRIVECLUB, which was developed by Evolution Studios exclusively for PlayStation 4, everything revolves around the player and his or her friends. It is all about teamwork, about each individual taking care of the others so that all are jointly rewarded – and most importantly, all of them jointly experience the kick of every race. The players can either compete in individual high-speed races or join a racing club to discover DRIVECLUB. DRIVECLUB was specially developed for the next player generation, and combines the social networks with the social potential of PlayStation 4 to connect players directly with each other. It is possible at any time to exchange information, issue and accept challenges and stay informed about the performance of the team.
DRIVECLUB makes the world of cars an emotional experience. With its authentic, intensive driving experiences, DRIVECLUB enables players to feel the fascination of driving the world's most powerful and beautiful cars – as in real life, inside and out, in accurately detailed, actual locations.