Slightly Mad Studios announces World of Speed, a AAA free-to-play MMO racing
game coming to Windows PCs at some point this year after a closed beta session
that's scheduled for the spring. The
World of Speed website is online, offering details on the game, signups for
that beta testing, and an
official announcement trailer. Here's the announcement:
Studios, the critically acclaimed developer known for their pedigree in racing
video games, today unveiled World of Speed, a AAA massively multiplayer online
arcade racing video game. World of Speed will be available in 2014 as a
free-to-play experience on PCs.
In World of Speed, players will hop in the driver’s seat of an endless garage of
cars ranging from everyday city runners to the fastest super cars on the planet
to the most iconic cars from throughout the storied history of auto racing.
Players will find themselves racing on true-to-life tracks spanning the globe
and on tracks only a speed freak could dream up, carved from roadways across
cities including London and San Francisco.
“At the heart of World of Speed lies a unique massive multiplayer online
experience which incorporates a dynamic social elements and entirely new ways to
compete in a racing video game - from an individual to a team level,” said Ian
Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Slightly Mad Studios. “World of Speed is an
online game and will be continuously supported with innovative and fresh content
to keep the competition furious well after its launch.”
World of Speed introduces a new level of connected competition allowing players
real-time interactive social gameplay through intense Club and team gameplay,
the Airfield social hub, and unique missions and objectives in every race to
make every players actions really matter. As an online experience, World of
Speed will be supported with live events and player challenges, new gameplay
modes, tracks and cars and much more.