Carmageddon: It's back

Hold on to your seatbelts: SCi is reviving the Carmageddon series, which has been lying dormant since the 2000 release of Carmageddon TDR. The news was revealed by the company's chief executive Jane Cavanagh as part of a trading report to the City.

"The last financial year has been our most successful to date," says Cavanagh. "Our strategy of investing in high quality licences and products, working with the best developers and partnering with strong distributors worldwide is proving successful. The directors look forward to the future with great confidence."

No firm details on the game have been confirmed yet, although it's a pretty safe bet to assume that it will involve ploughing down innocent bystanders with impunity. The latest incarnation of the series - of which a total of over 1.6 million copies have been sold since its original 1997 release - is due to go on sale in summer 2005.

SCi have also revealed that they have a further four games that are also at the very early stages of development which will be released during the 2005 and 2006 financial years.