Do you remember FlatOut? It was a demolition derby racer with an awesome physics engine from the PS2 and original Xbox era. Complex vehicle deformation and semi-simulation driving with a focus on performing stunts was an amazing combination. BugBear Entertainment, the Finnish studio responsible for such madness, is at it again with the aptly named “Next Car Game”, an obvious working title.
I’ve always felt that car games have reached the ceiling of what was possible, gameplay-wise. There' are only so many ways that a developer can make a car handle as realistically as possible, with the next big advancements being visual. And man oh man, Project Cars looks like the sexiest racer hitting the market soon.
Slightly Mad Studios, developer of Project CARS has announced “World of Speed" an arcade racing MMO which will be free to play, landing sometime in 2014.
New footage of recently delayed PS4 racer Drive Club has surfaced as part of PS4’s launch campaign video.
Starting today November 28th to December 1st there will be 50% off hunting rifles, ammunition, attachments and 50% off black clothing and accessories in GTA: Online in time for the holiday weekend. So just in case you didn’t get enough of the hunting mechanic in GTA5 and dressing in black, now you can do it for half the price, yay!
The backronymically-named Project C.A.R.S (community assisted racing simulator) from the enthusiast folk at Slightly Mad Studios is shaping up to be quite a glorious, impressive thing indeed; especially on the PC – which from the looks of it, will be visually much more sumptuous than the sort of racing games we’ll be seeing on the next generation of consoles.
We get sent plenty of games here at Lazygamer. And we’ve played them all. We also get sent requests to play certain games that you may not have heard about. And while I admit to enjoying those weird Idol Master games from the land of the rising sun, Japan World Cup 3 may just be the craziest game I have ever seen.
I’ve got to be honest, GTA V’s online component looks pretty damn good. While we got a closer look at the multiplayer side of the game last night, we also saw that we’re getting an opportunity to create some of our own games and matches when the game goes online on October 1. Here’s some more details on that specific side of things.
The Xbox One may not need you to check in every 24 hours so that the NSA can spy on your pasty pale body while you play Halo (Dear Kinect: I will be naked), but that doesn’t mean that the console won’t have some strange ideas when it comes combining games and digital downloads. Take Forza 5 for instance. The entire game won’t even be on the disc when it launches on day one.
Ubisoft make a mention of next gen gaming, and they announce a new IP called The Crew. It is an open world racer with many features underneath the hood.
Forza is easily one of Microsofts biggest IP’s. We all knew Forza 5 was coming, but some more details have finally surfaced.
There’s not too many studios out there that can boast a rather impressive line-up of work in just one genre. Fighting games are the domain of Capcom, Rockstar has left their mark on sandbox games and Empire Interactive makes the best Hello Kitty games. Add Criterion to that list, with their rock-solid line of racing games. Except they won’t be doing any driving anytime soon.
Codemasters, the folks behind Formula 1, DiRT and Grid is a veritable grand force when it comes to racing; so much so that they’ve recently refocused to doing little but racing titles. Known for their technical grasp of racing physics, their latest game might be a bit of a surprise in this post Micro-Machines world; a Formula 1 based arcade Kart Racer.
What exactly is Forza Horizon? An open world racer? A stripped down version of a technical giant? A playground for people who have a Vin Diesel shrine in their house and tattooed go faster stripes on their juiced biceps? In a nutshell, Forza Horizon is all of that…and more.
I’m not really an expert on racing games and simulators but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Project CARS is a title to be noticed. The game celebrates its one year anniversary with a stunning fan-made trailer and ammagash it looks amazing!