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[06 SEP 99] ATTENTION TO DETAIL NEWS
Olympics Boost For Computer Games Company

A 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.

Chris Gibbs, Attention to DetailCompany 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.

He said:

"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.

He said:

"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.
 

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