LOS ANGELES - June 13, 2019 - During a live demo hosted by streaming platform Twitch during its E3 bonanza, R8 Games, the studio behind forthcoming anti-grav combat racer Pacer, lifted the lid on a previously unreleased trailer of a brand-new track called "Sonashahar".
Running at 60fps across all formats and in 4K on PC, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, Sonashahar's circuit is set in beautiful India and showcases Pacer's stunning visuals, casting light on the track's jumps, turns, climbs, apexes, and tunnels in what is the latest addition to the game's 14 strong roster
Like all other tracks in the deep, skill-based racing game's library, Sonashahar will be playable in both day and night-the latter highlighting its neon lights, glistening in the reflections on track-as well as in reverse and mirror modes, meaning this track alone offers a total of eight different versions to play, straight out of the gate.
"It's been amazing taking this latest build of Pacer out to Los Angeles for E3 in the run up to release, and today's stream on Twitch was something of a personal highlight for me," says Steve Iles, Senior Producer at R8 Games. "E3 is a fitting place both to unleash Sonashahar upon the world, and kick start the pre-order process for those gamers eager to take to the track come launch."
Indeed, the Twitch stream and the Sonashahar unveiling also fired the starting pistol on the pre-order process. PC players can place their Pacer pre-order on Steam immediately at PacerGame.com to secure an exclusive in-game item ahead of the game's launch this winter.
At launch, Pacer will bring 14 different tracks and five highly customizable craft to the table, building upon R8 Games' goal of both recapturing and expanding upon the spirit of the anti-gravity racers that made their mark in the 1990s. Likewise, play will also feature a stellar soundtrack that will immerse the player in both original and licensed tracks from CoLD SToRAGE, Dub FX, and many more.
- Skill-based Racing: With the depth of a simulation and the excitement of arcade-style racing, games will get a true test of player skill, reflexes and strategy
- Competitive Multiplayer: Introducing Racing Seasons, dedicated servers, and Competitive Ranking complete with VOIP
- In-Depth Handling: Handling parameters such as Turning Acceleration, Airbrake Resistance, Turning Circle, Pitch Speed, Anti-Gravity Float Height and Strength can all be adjusted for player preference
- Unique Storm Mode for single player and multiplayer: Life or death in a contracting field of play; the first Battle Royale arcade racer
- Spectator Mode: Follow any pilot with Chase, Nose, Orbit, or Environment cameras while displaying all race stats
- Highly Customizable: Craft, weapons, and cosmetics can all be personalized
- Replay Mode: Capture and share amazing action clips and stills
- Online Tournament/Spectator Mode: Allows easy streaming and encourages fun events at all levels
- Campaign: Unlock team skins, as well as more challenging tracks and speed classes
- Designers Republic partnership: Graphic designs that influenced a generation in games and music
- OST and SFX: Created by Tim Wright, aka CoLD SToRAGE
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. More information about the company will be made available soon, but in the meantime, R8 Games Facebook Page can be found here: https://www.Facebook.com/R8Games