Various French websites are reporting that Ubisoft is busy developing a new racer called The Crew. The game is thought to be a driving simulator being developed by Ubisoft’s Reflection’s Studio and is said to rival both Forza and Gran Turismo. The game is apparently in development for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will also come to current generation consoles. Ubisoft is expected to show off The Crew at E3 next month.
Slightly Mad Studios has announced that the long-awaited racer Project CARS is due to be released on Thanksgiving which is November 28th. Project CARS is a community-based racing simulator which is due for release on a number of platforms including Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and PC. Here’s what the development studio had to say on Facebook.
“Once and for all : the “official” release of the game (on all platforms) is scheduled for Thanksgiving… for the moment…”
Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid’s upcoming racing game, ATV Wild Ride 3D, features online multiplayer, online ranking and 3D visuals.
Although it will be a download-only title, Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham says ATV Wild Ride 3D is a “retail-quality” game.
The game will be released in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
What’s new in ATV Wild Ride 3D? What can you do on the 3DS that you couldn’t on the Nintendo DS with the previous ATV Wild Ride game?
One of the big new additions to ATV Wild Ride 3D is online multiplayer and on-line ranking; to determine who is the best Wild Rider in the world. Online racing without ranking seems a little empty, so we’re hoping the worldwide ranking provides a sense of competition that brings players back to the game.
On the cosmetic side, we have spent a lot of time and effort overhauling, well, pretty much everything really including, higher resolution textures, real-time lighting and shadows, specular highlights, mip-mapping, suspension physics, new engine sounds and higher quality audio across the board.
And, it is in 3D of course, which looks fantastic!
A Game Faqs member claims that a sequel to Diddy Kong Racing is in the works for Wii U. The member, who goes by the name yakkiduck, says Monster Games is working on the project, which is supposedly releasing sometime next year.
The member also says the unconfirmed game will feature an adventure mode, online multiplayer, Miiverse implementation, and players will be able to race as their Mii characters.
EA has confirmed that Criterion Games‘ upcoming sandbox racing game, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, is coming to Nintendo’s forthcoming console. The game arrives to other platforms, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, on October 30th, but Wii U’s version launches sometime during 2013.
“Starting Oct. 30, Most Wanted will be available on X360, PS3, PS Vita, Android and iOS. Then in 2013, Nintendo fans will be able to experience what it means to be Most Wanted amongst their friends on the Wii U.”
Steve Lycett, the Executive Producer at Sumo Digital, has allayed fears regarding the poor frame rate and graphical issues plaguing Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for Wii U. Lycett says that the frame rate for the game is now the closest to the target frame rate, discounting the PC. He went on to say that the demos that the public have been playing are based on an older build of the game, as Sumo Digital hasn’t had time to make new demos to show off to the public due to the impending launch of Wii U.
In a surprising effort to imitate the joy and pure unadulterated fun of Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise, Sega have seen fit to produce their own cutesy racing franchise using their definitive mascot, Sonic, and a whole slew of Sega characters.
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in mediaeval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA. Fan favourites such as Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and many more will join Sonic in their custom built vehicles, revving their engines and jostling to stay ahead of the pack. Each character will race around the track in cars, planes, motorbikes, and in AiAi’s case – a banana mobile! Secret short cuts, swift handling and avoiding strategically placed obstacles are certainly the best way to get to the top of the podium.
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Press Release