SEGA today announced it is developing Beijing 2008: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 and Windows PC. All three versions of the game will include online functionality, marking the first time fans of the Olympic Games will be able to play an Olympic game online.
Beijing 2008: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games is scheduled to ship this summer, obviously to coincide with the Olympics in Beijing.
Beijing 2008 will be an authentic simulation of more than 35 events from the upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In addition, gamers will be able to compete in digital versions of the official venues, from the famous Beijing National Stadium (the “Bird Nest”) to the National Aquatics Center (the “Water Cube”).
In addition, Beijing 2008 will incorporate “innovative control schemes” that allow novice gamers to learn how to play each game while providing experienced gamers the chance to set new records. Interestingly, though, the new “control schemes” won’t be implemented on the Wii — which has innovative gameplay mechanics — because there isn’t a Wii version in the works. Perhaps the PS3 Sixaxis controller will suffice.
Beijing 2008: The Official Mobile Phone Game of the Olympic Games is also in the works. Like the PS3, PC and Xbox 360 version, the mobile edition of the game will be available this summer.