New Early Access Update Improves The Driving Model And Diversifies Tyre Types
Global publisher 505 Games and developer ECC Games S.A. reveal the next update for their drift racing simulation game DRIFT21.
As part of the ongoing development roadmap, the team at ECC Games have taken the game back to the garage for some solid “work under the hood” to fix some known bugs as well as further changes in the game physics model. All available cars were analyzed, and on this basis, multiple parameters were improved – among others, the vehicles’ gravitational centers.
Together with the DRIFT21 community, the team has also put a lot of work into improving and diversifying the types of tyres available, making it easier to match the best tyre to the power of the car and your preferred set up. The latest update makes a noticeable difference between the hardest and the softer compounds.
The developers also tuned DRIFT21’s score system. By tuning, it means almost totally redesigning it. With these changes, the UI has been redesigned too. One of the UI’s new features is an inclinometer which makes it easier to control the drifting angle of the car.
Currently available on Steam Early Access, DRIFT21 immerses you in the exciting sport of drift racing where you can choose and tune your dream drifting machine and test your skills on Japan’s legendary EBISU circuits. A line up of fully licensed cars are available for you to upgrade and tune down to the smallest engine parts to gain every advantage when on the track.
- Inclinometer added to show drifting angles and limitations of each car
- New camera added allowing for a greater lean from the focus point
- Redesigned driving UI to correctly show and highlight changes to the drifting point counting system, car speed, drifting angle and other events
- Numerous game setting additions including Gamma, Anti Aliasing, display method etc
- Changed how ‘Kiss The Wall’ and ‘Wall Tap’ events work – these should now be more transparent and forgiving
- Many ‘under the hood’ improvements and fixes
There will also be various fixes and updates to the game that have been reported by the community to enhance the player’s driving experience. As part of the ongoing Early Access development roadmap, ECC Games S.A is working with the community to gather feedback on all aspects of the gameplay and content to ensure that DRIFT21 continues to lead the way in the drift racing simulation genre.
DRIFT21 is available to purchase on the Steam Early Access program now for $24.99/£22.49/€24.99.
Store link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/520950/DRIFT21/
About 505 Games
505 Games, a subsidiary of the Italian entertainment company Digital Bros. and Metacritic’s 2019 #1 Publisher of the Year, is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.
Publishing highlights in premium games include Remedy Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed Control, Typhoon Studios’ comedic action-exploration game Journey to the Savage Planet, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Indivisible, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, ABZÛ and Virginia. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include No Man’s Sky, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Hideo Kojima’s DEATH STRANDING for PC.
505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China and Japan. The company works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit 505games.com.
About ECC Games S.A
ECC GAMES S.A. is a Polish development studio listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, that creates games since 2010. The studio gathers automotive enthusiasts, who realize their passion for cars and motorsport by creating games about cars. The company produced, among others, Car Mechanic Simulator 18 for iOS and Android. In the development of the DRIFT21, professional drifting drivers, mechanics, and drifting referees are actively involved. To guarantee the highest possible level of realism in DRIFT21, ECC Games S.A. closely cooperates with Paweł Grosz from the Drift Patriot team, vice-champion of the Polish Drift Open series from 2017
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