RACE Pro faces delay, but it’s not all bad

It’s sad to start the week off with news of another delay but hey, these things happen. This time it’s the Xbox 360-exclusive contender for the most realistic racing sim ever to grace a console that is facing a delay of a few months — previously scheduled for a November 2008 release, the Atari-published, SimBin-developed RACE Pro has now been pushed to January 2009 “to ensure the game reaches the highest possible standard of excellence”.

It’s not all bad news though. To soften the blow, Atari also announced that a demo will be available and that it will offer both single- and multiplayer action once it hits Xbox LIVE before the holiday festivities. No exact date for the demo was provided, so I guess that actually makes this a bad news/good news/bad news kind of a situation?