|OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast||
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is a racing game developed by Sumo Digital and released in 2006 on behalf of Sega-AM2. It is the eighth title in the series, after Out Run, Turbo Outrun, OutRunners, Outrun Europa, OutRun 2019, OutRun 2, and OutRun 2 SP.
The game is split into two parts: A faithful conversion of OutRun 2 SP (which itself includes the OutRun 2 levels), and "Coast 2 Coast", which includes single player races and challenges, and local network and Internet multiplayer.
OutRun 2006 was released in North America and Europe on the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable in March 2006, but was delayed until June for PC. As of February 2007 OutRun 2006 has seen a PlayStation 2 only release in Japan, albeit retitled as OutRun 2 SP. Each version is subtlety different to play to the strengths of its home system, which includes a link-up feature between the PS2 and PSP versions (this feature was removed from the Japanese PS2 version), a different mission set for the PSP and Xbox Live support on the Xbox. The Xbox version was the lead and most faithful port due to similarities between the Xbox and the OutRun 2 SP arcade hardware and the Xbox containing the most amount of RAM of all the aforemetioned consoles (the arcade game uses more RAM than the Xbox even has), which allowed it to have higher resolution textures than the other console versions (though still not as sharp as the arcade version) as well as preserving the traffic variety of the arcade game.