Closed Beta announced for futuristic racer Redout, subscriptions now open (Video)

Italian indie folks at 34BigThings are delighted to announce that long-time coming AG racer Redout is ready for its online premiere. Prospective pilots can head over to 34bigthings.com and request access to the closed beta, which will roll out in a few weeks.

Minimum technical requirements will be a Windows 7 PC, an i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a GTX560 video card or better.

“Our philosophy has always been to release the game when it’s ready, not before” says CEO Valerio Di Donato. “You never think your game is 100% complete, and we’ve been nitpicking on Redout for the past two years. It’s time we let our players tell us how to improve it”.

Applications will remain open for a few days. More details, such as the exact beta time window, will soon be announced on 34bigthings.com.

Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. Redout is an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre. The driving model is based on physics. There’s no racing on rails: each input will apply a physical force to the ship. This means players can feel every turn and every twist of the track. A sharp low-polygon style blends meshes and terrains with the latest state-of-the-art shading and lighting effects provided by the Unreal Engine 4, creating beautiful and instantly recognisable aesthetics. From dirty suburban environments, to eerie frozen landscapes, to vast desert plains, players are immersed in the melancholic, dystopian atmosphere of a semi abandoned Earth.

Features
◾Career mode. Race against the AI, climb the ranks and upgrade your hovership.
◾20+ tracks scattered around 4 locations on a post-apocalyptic Earth, plus boss circuits.
◾10+ event types, from the classic Race and Time Attack to Arena Race, Speed and Score-Based Endurance.
◾6 upgradable racing hoverships, each requiring a different driving approach.
◾10+ racing-focused, upgradable powerups: additional turbo, shields, self-repair drone, advanced grip system, slipstream enhancers, and more…
◾Split-screen multiplayer up to 4.
◾Online Multiplayer.