F-Zero, the arcade-influenced Xenon Racer officially launches on PS4 this March 26th featuring a satisfying drift mechanic and massive amount of customization options!
Here's more on 3DClouds' new racer straight from CEO Francesco Bruschi, to quote:
With Xenon Racer, the aim was to create an old school arcade racer, where players can have uncomplicated fun right from the start. We chose a futuristic theme, which fits the arcade vibe and allowed us to use our imagination and creativity when designing tracks, cars and buildings.
We've spent a lot of time playing the classic arcade racers of the past 20 years and we've integrated their best qualities into Xenon Racer. We've also tried to take the physics of the karts I used to drive into the real cars in the game, by creating fast, futuristic cars that run at 400 km/h and that can drift just like a go kart.
The drifting system was the first thing we wanted to perfect, because to me drifting is a big part of what makes racing so much fun. We tuned the drift system until we had reached the perfect chemistry, a drift that challenges players to refine their driving style with every race. To add the true sense of competition that is key in racing, we have also included leaderboards, classic split screen for couch play and online lobbies in the game.
It was important to me to offer a massive amount of customization options as well, since that is something I’ve always valued in racing games. In Xenon Racer, you can personalize vehicles not only with extra liveries, but also with free palettes to change the looks and extra parts to change the statistics. For every racing track, there is a difference as to which car and which settings work best to put you in pole position.
I am very proud of how Xenon Racer turned out, and hope that you will have the same adrenaline rush that I experienced on the tracks as a child. Xenon Racer is already available for pre-order, and launches both physically and digitally on March 26, so speed to the stores and experience the drifts and boosts yourself. See you on the tracks!
Xenon Racer PS4 Gameplay Trailer