Slightly Mad Studios has featured in virtual reality (VR) a fair amount with its Project CARS title released this year’s GDC, with a teaser video recently released for the Oculus Rift, and a great amount of success in selling a million copies. The developers couldn’t get enough of VR it seems, and has partnered up with Wing Racer Sports Games to create Red Bull Air Race – The Game.
The title of the popular air shows will be an “adrenaline-drenched, hyper-accurate racing” videogame, using the Slightly Mad’s in-house Madness engine, and will feature settings such as the skies of Chiba, Ascot, or Spielberg, and all race tracks and pilots of the 2016 Red Bull Air World Championship will also be included.
Jens Ott, Managing Director at Wing Racers Sports Games, has made it clear that the title won’t operate like most free-to-play videogames, saying: “Right from the start, we developed this project as a cooperative effort with interesting sponsors. As such, it will benefit from the immense draw of the official license and from our versatility to integrate marketing partners,”
He went on to say: “We’re incredibly excited to be working with Red Bull on this amazing opportunity. We’ve identified a unique business model that’s a win for all involved: fantastic exposure for some of the world’s greatest brands, authentic and ever-changing track dressing just like in real-life motorsports, and a move away from free-to-play’s traditional nickel-and-diming for the players.”
Red Bull Air Race – The Game is planned to be officially presented and later this year, and will be available for the Oculus Rift.
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