A few weeks back, we published a story in the Off-Road.com Blog about a new video game launched at the E3 gaming tradeshow called Off-Road Drive. The game, which will be available for Xbox 360 and PCs, just launched its new website today, featuring game trailer and information about the game and its features.
As the website explains, “Off-Road Drive features Off-Road Drive lets players participate in various international competitions never seen before in a video game. All virtual contests are the exact duplicates of the real ones, including various extreme driving and use of the rules established by the international auto sports federations.”
The game features a number of off-road vehicles, some of which are prototypes, that are described as having the same features in the game as the actual vehicles. Each one belongs to a certain class suitable for certain competitions and fully complies with the international requirements. While completing the tracks in varying difficulties, players not only control the speed and heading of the vehicle, but locking the main, front and rear differential gears, using the winch, shifting into low gear and adjusting tire pressure.
Key features of the game include:
* State-of-the-art Unreal Engine 3 provides for stunning visuals and a realistic physics model: off-road vehicle behavior is simulated using real-world parameters, including vehicle suspension type and resistance of the environment. Depending on driver actions, the vehicle can bog down, stall or skid.
* New specially modified off-road vehicles, including exotic ones like the Russian UAZ.
* Unprecedented tuning abilities: compressor for adjusting tire pressure, winch, snorkel, suspension lifting and others.
* Various international competitions including Petronas Suvium Silverstone Challenge in Thailand, the largest Russian Ladoga-trophy raid and many more.
* Dozens of the hardest tracks with plenty of difficult obstacles such as swamps, mud, water bodies, steep slopes, quick sands and rock blockages.
* Various multiplayer modes via Internet and LAN.
Check out the new site at www.offroad-game.com.