PACER Looks To Rekindle Gamer’s Love Of Going Fast
It’s been ages since I thought about F-Zero, and the Wipeout remaster collection released on PS4 didn’t exactly set the world on fire, but I still want to believe there’s an audience out there that wants to go so fast that wheels would hold you back – and so do R8 Games.
PACER, the studio’s new extreme anti-gravity racer that was partially funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign as Formula Fusion before switching to the new branding, brings that all-out racing insanity of yesteryear to PC, PS4, and Xbox One – with enhanced versions for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X owners.
With five vehicle types, 14 tracks – plus variants like Night/Mirrored/Reverse, eight different game modes including one inspired by battle royales, and a full campaign mode, there’s a lot on offer here – plus 10-player multiplayer to add even more replay value.
The biggest question is going to be how it plays, and we don’t have long to wait for that answer. PACER is slated to hit shelves September 17th.
Extreme Anti-Gravity Racing Game PACER Releasing September 17th
Join The Race on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, includes innovative Battle Royale inspired mode ‘Storm’.
London, UK – Tuesday 4th August: The start line is in sight for R8 Games’ high-octane anti-gravity combat racing game PACER. Coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PS4 PRO, the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, and PC via STEAM on September 17, 2020.
PACER is an explosive anti-gravity combat racing game where players can race in a variety of single player modes or with up to 10 players via online multiplayer.
- Highly customizable craft – choose from five craft types, then head to the garage to fully customize your look, performance tuning and weaponry.
- Race the world – with 14 unique and challenging tracks with interchangeable variants (Night, Mirrored, Reverse) giving up to 8 different ways to race any given circuit.
- Choose your mode – with 8 game modes including Elimination, Endurance and PACER’s unique ‘Flowmentum’ and Battle Royale inspired ‘Storm’ modes.
- Campaign mode – develop from a trainee Pilot and advance through 10 unique race teams to become the PACER world champion.
- OST – featuring original tracks created by Tim Wright aka CoLD SToRAGE.
- Optimised for Online – with 10 player multiplayer, Online Ranked Mode to see how you compete against the best in the world and Online Tournament/Spectator Mode for easy streaming and fun events at all levels.
“PACER is the fastest and most explosive game of its kind and we’re super proud as it prepares for the start line,” said Steve Iles, Senior Producer, PACER. “Whether you’re into single player campaign play or inviting all your friends for multiplayer mayhem, it’s all here. Or if you’re daring and like a challenge, try our thrilling Battle Royale inspired mode, ‘Storm’.”
2075: The PACER World Championship has become the new apex of anti-gravity motorsport, delivering high-speed racing across the world’s most dangerous and challenging circuits. Corporations from all over the globe race against each other in a battle of technical and piloting prowess with the aim of winning the championship and achieving ultimate victory.
Engage in high speed combat racing to an incredible soundtrack, featuring original tracks by CoLD SToRAGE, and an extensive licensed library including Dub FX, Ed Harrison and many more.
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About R8 Games:
Formed in 2014, R8 Games is an independent game development studio based in the North East of England. Their current focus is creating titles for both PC and consoles. The team features a wealth of established talent who between them have worked on franchises such as Borderlands, Crackdown 3, Mass Effect, Wipeout, Motorstorm, Lego Batman, The Escapists 2, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and the Incredible Hulk.
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