Warwickshire company is hoping to break some records of its own after securing a deal to
create the official computer version of the Olympic Games.
Claverdon software experts Attention To Detail have linked up with the Olympic
Committee and have been given the rights to produce computerised editions of the next
three Olympic Games.
managing director Chris Gibbs admitted that the deal was huge news for the company, and
revealed that the first game, which will be released next August to coincide with the
Games, will be the most advanced ever.
"We have had several consultations with coaches and athletes about the specifics
of the game and we are already now into the production of it.
"It will be one of the most advanced releases ever into the computer game market
and will be as close to the real action as you could get without actually competing.
"We have also been given great assistance by the Olympic Committee who have
allowed us access to the plans for the stadiums and other things, so that every detail of
the game will be spot on."
The five-year deal will mean that ATD will cover the Sydney 2000 games, the Winter
Games in Salt Lake 2002 and the summer games two years later.
ATD presented the idea to the Olympic Committee last year, and Gibbs admits that
getting the go-ahead is a huge boost to the company.
"It is an exclusive deal for the next three Olympics so potentially it is worth an
awful lot of money."
The first game will available in around 12 months time and will be compatible with all
major games consoles including the Sony Playstation, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy, Sega
Dreamcast and PC.