Do we have any Sega Dreamcast fans here? If so, you will probably be interested in this bit of news. A new racing game is currently in development for Sega’s final console and it looks amazing already. What is interesting is, this is probably as close to a “megamix” for racing as we are going to get (at least using cars Sega featured prominently).
A racing game instead of a scrolling shooter?
JoshProd Video Game Producer, an independent development company, is currently working on a racing game for the Sega Dreamcast. Currently just titled “Arcade Racing Legend” it is unknown if this will be the final name or not. That is why I am writing up a “pre-Kickstarter” article for it now when I normally wait till these things go live on the popular crowdfunding service. Another reason to write it up now is, well look at the video below and tell me you are not impressed already.
What we know so far
As of right now there is not a lot known outside the fact that we know who is making it, and that “Arcade Racing Legend” will be hitting Kickstarter on June 21st, 2019. There are plans to include cars that Sega featured in previous racing games such as Daytona, Sega Rally, etc). This is what makes “Arcade Racing Legend” so interesting to me, this is like a racing megamix of sorts.
The point is?
Think about it, if they go the route of a megamix style game then you will be able to test the Daytona car on dirt tracks and other combinations. This will probably mean there will be some planning and car unlocking to prolong the gameplay as you will obviously perform better with the right car for the right track.
As it stands now
As you can see in the video above, there is a bit of work to be done yet. Only one track and a couple cars are shown off in the video. No dirt effects are shown and not much in the “feel” area either (power sliding, ramping, etc.). The draw distance is well hidden with turns, but I would like to see a bit more “speed” in the final product. Right now, it feels about on par with the PlayStation port of Need for Speed – it is obvious you are moving but could be better. Hopefully that will be improved in the final version.