Cambridge, MA, November 25, 1996 - Looking Glass Technologies announced that Jim McKay, veteran sportscaster and host of ABC-TVUs Wide World of SportUs will be providing color commentary for their upcoming interactive game, British Open Championship Golf.
Jim McKay has been providing sports commentary to television viewers throughout the world for more then 35 years. His coverage of the British Open began in 1962, at Royal Troon, with Arnold PalmerUs second consecutive British Open victory. RI am delighted to be collaborating with Looking Glass in the creation of this outstanding entertainment product, stated McKay. RLooking Glass has succeeded brilliantly in recreating, on the computer, the realism, grandeur, and excitement of this wonderful tournament.
Setting a new standard in computer golf games, British Open Championship Golf is designed to bring the pageantry, prestige and challenge of the British Open Championship to computer golfers. The legendary Old Course at St Andrews, and the spectacular seaside links of Royal Troon, are reproduced in photorealistic detail. British Open championship GolfUs play-by-play commentary, interactive caddie to help with those difficult shots, dynamic ball physics, reactive crowds, and realistic weather effects, which are so critical to tournament play on Scotland's courses, put the player in the middle of the action at the British Open. The opportunity to play against PGA pros or other amateurs enhance the tournament experience.
Jim McKay's name and voice are synonymous with sports, and his contributions to the field of sports broadcasting are legendary,S said Paul Neurath, president of Looking Glass Technologies. RJimUs colorful and insightful commentary will further immerse players into British Open Championship Golf and weUre extremely proud to work with him on this project.
Looking Glass Technologies, Inc., is a leading developer of entertainment and simulation software distinguished by its expertise in 3D technologies. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., the talented team at Looking Glass has created some of the most innovative, best-selling titles in the interactive entertainment industry, including the Ultima( Underworld series, System Shock, Flight Unlimited, and Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri.