It was back in March when we announced that Race the Sun would be coming to PlayStation, and we’ve been working hard on the game ever since. Today we are pumped to announce that the game is finally ready and will land on October 21st!
We really wanted things to feel great on every platform, so we’ve spent a lot of time refining the experience on each system. The result is that we have the game running at a full 60fps (at 1080p resolution) on both PS3 and PS4, and PS Vita is also looking and feeling great.
We have implemented cross-save and shared leaderboards on all supported platforms because we wanted to make the setup perfect for challenging friends to a highscore contest.
If you aren’t familiar with Race the Sun, here are a few things your should know:
- Race the Sun is all about speed and survival
- You play as a solar-powered craft that slows down in the shadows
- You die when the sun goes down (or you crash)
- You can catch up to the sun (and delay your death) by grabbing speed boosts
- As you complete objectives you will unlock helpful powerups and attachments
- The leaderboards (along with the world) are regenerated every 24 hours
- The controls are simple, but the game can be very hard
- The game will be a cross-buy on PS3, PS4, PS Vita and PlayStation TV for $10 (US)
On top of the core game, we’ve also added a new unlockable world that will be exclusive to PlayStation at release. The world is called “Labyrinthia” and it is a bit of a departure from the usual extreme speeds of Race the Sun.
Here’s a video with some new gameplay footage:
We wanted to add a different type of challenge to the game, so we slowed things down in Labyrinthia and used a higher camera view. The challenge comes in looking ahead and planning your route through a dense maze of obstacles. We’ve designed bunch of new traps that take concentration (and possibly trial and error) to figure out.
One other thing to note: Unlike the main endless world of Race the Sun, Labyrinthia can be beat! The world is still regenerated every 24 hours to keep things interesting, but those with the skill to conquer region 4 can truly say they have beat a world in Race the Sun.