Capcom roars in with MotoGP deal

Video games firm secures exclusive worldwide rights to publish official games based on the sport.
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Video games developer and publisher, Capcom has sealed the exclusive worldwide rights to roll out official video games and create peripherals based on the motorcycling championship, MotoGP.

The deal will run for five years and supersedes the existing rights granted to publish titles on the Sony PlayStation platforms.

As part of the new agreement Capcom will publish titles based on the 2008 MotoGP season for Microsoft's Xbox 360 system, Sony's PlayStation 3 and PS2, Nintendo's Wii format and versions for mobile handsets.

"We are very excited to have signed this long-term agreement with Dorna Sports, which for the first time grants one publisher worldwide multi-platform rights to the adrenaline fuelled world of MotoGP," said Mark Beaumont, executive VP, officer and head of Capcom consumer software publishing in the Americas and Europe.

"We feel this move to a single publisher will greatly benefit our ability to develop titles that deliver more authenticity and excitement to the consumer."

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO at Dorna Sports - the holder of all commercial and TV rights to MotoGP - added: "Capcom has already shown its ability to deliver a title that captures the essence of MotoGP and we look forward to working with them over the next five years."

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