CES 2013: Ubisoft and Lenovo team up with content for the table PC

by: John -
Lenovo's putting out a 27" table top PC for those that want an extra large touch screen to play around with. The premise is that families can take the it, place it flat on a table, and people can interact with it as they please. The large 1920x1080 display seems like a fit for, say, family oriented games?

Ubisoft is going to provide a few games as they are pre-loading DrawRace2: Racing Evolved, King of Opera and Raiding Company. I'm actually going to see Ubisoft on Wednesday so I can comment on the games a little more after the meeting, but the three free games will be available on the table top PC  in the second half of 2013.
UBISOFT TEAMS UP WITH LENOVO TO OFFER CUSTOMIZED FAMILY CONTENT ON NEW TABLE PC
 
SAN FRANCISCO — January 6, 2012 —Ubisoft® and Lenovo are teaming up to deliver a new digital experience for family game night with the availability of DrawRace2: Racing Evolved, King of Opera and Raiding Company on the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC.  The multi-player PC games are pre-loaded and offered exclusively for free on the Horizon Table PC.  Optimized to take advantage of the 27-inch widescreen all-in-one (AIO) desktop, the three games boast dynamic graphics and take advantage of the AIO’s 10-finger touch support to create a uniquely immersive and fun game-play experience.
 
“Ubisoft is pleased to be  working with  Lenovo to offer customized digital content that brings to life the unique capabilities of the Horizon Table PC,” said Carrie Tice, senior director of strategic sales and partnerships, Ubisoft. “The games exploit the unique multi-player experiences and will bring together family and friends for endless fun.”
 
Developed by Ubisoft’s RedLynx studio in association with Tuokio, the games have been designed to take advantage of the versatility offered by the desktop and table PC’s gigantic screen and innovative design.
 
“The Horizon Table PC features a 27-inch screen which is ideal for creating a truly social gaming experience and is the way the games were designed to be played,” said Tero Virtala, managing director, RedLynx. “We know that playing together with family and friends around the table with these games creates really memorable moments!” 
 
“The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC delivers a new kind of immersive and interactive PC for families,” said Deepa Kumar, director of global marketing, Lenovo. "Award-winning games from Ubisoft combined with Horizon’s enormous screen and 10-finger touch helps us create more meaningful personal and family-oriented interactions. Our users can now challenge friends and family to race their way to the finish line in DrawRace2: Racing Evolved, see whose pipes sound most melodic to be crowned King of the Opera and maneuver the Lenovo joystick, uniquely customized for Raiding Company."
 
DrawRace2: Racing Evolved: A unique, multi-touch and multi-user racing game that improves on its predecessor DrawRace in every way. Updated features include a new turbo button, a host of online options, and new, highly detailed 3D tracks featuring ramps, slopes and tilts to test users driving skills.
 
King of Opera: Fight for fame and glory at the opera with the most points to become the King of the Opera. The outstanding social gameplay with simple game mechanics creates addictive, everlasting social family fun!
 
Raiding Company: Shoot for loot and outlearn your comrades in the dual-stick shooter style of gameplay. Auto-aim mechanics offer a great touchscreen experience and addictively wild gameplay.
 
The games will be pre-installed for users to play on the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC  available in the second half of 2013 through business partners and www.lenovo.com.
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