Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games was already busy with the next instalment in the racing franchise before their first foray into the IP was out the door. Ghost has been given control of the series.
The IP torch passed from Criterion which had reduced in size to 16 people, with most going on to form Ghost Games UK. Need For Speed: Rivals launched last month.
Despite a failed Kickstarter, Bugbear is continuing to hype up its upcoming car combat game Next Car Game, and has released a new "Sneak Peek" build of the game for free to gamers.
SimBin's licensed Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters game, DTM Experience, will be arriving on the 5th December, according to publisher RaceRoom Entertainment. The game promises to give the player the full experience of the German racing circuit.
Flippfly has announced on their official blog that their minimalist racing game Race the Sun will be arriving on Steam on the 9th December.
PC gamers are stuck with 30 frames per second with Need for Speed: Rivals? Boo! Hiss! Fortunately there is a cheeky and rather simple workaround using a little command line in the shortcut properties matrix.
The 'fix' just tells the game to output the performance at 60 fps, however should your hardware not be enough to power it then it'll be "really sluggish" if you dip below 50.
Iceberg Interactive has announced a new update for their car combat game Gas Guzzlers Extreme, as well as a new demo on Steam. The demo includes two cars, two tracks and three game modes.
After only being able to raise $81K of the $350K Kickstarter goal, FlatOut developer Bugbear has announced that it would be releasing a "playable technology sneak peek" to fans of Next Car Game.
GameArt has released a new gameplay video for their WipeOut-style sci-fi racer Quantum Rush. The racetrack features space hazards racers must evade.
Another title joins the growing community of former Games for Windows Live titles as Codemasters confirms DiRT 3 is to lose its Games for Windows Live
demon seed integration, but it's unlikely to happen in 2013.
Instead DiRT 3 is going full throttle into the relative safe haven of Steamworks. There are "no current plans" to bring the racer to GOG.com, home of the DRM-free PC gamer tribe.
Ubisoft is releasing three new Trackmania 2 demos for each of the games (Canyon, Stadium, Valley) to celebrate 10 years of the franchise.
Indie developer Pixeljam has announced that the sequel to their 2D dino racer is now on Kickstarter. Dino Run 2 is seeking $175K, will be released on PC, Mac OS and mobile.
Codemasters has started inviting players to beta test a "super-secret early game" which is apparently a racer, and the questions asked of gamers seem to be suspiciously for GRID 3.
FlatOut developer Bugbear Entertainment has now taken their Next Car Game project onto Kickstarter having only accepted pledges through their own website until now. It's been Greenlit on Steam.
Their Kickstarter campaign is asking for $350,000 and it has 27 days to go. So far a little over $24,000 has been pledged from around 730 backers. A "sneak peak" tech demo is due if successful.
Codemasters has announced two new downloadable content packs for their Formula One racing game F1 2013. The two DLC packs will be available for PC, Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.
More classic catalogue expansion over at GOG.com as pedestrian-smoosher Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now becomes available. The conservative-media-baiter series is priced at $9.99.
The "superior physics engine" of Carmageddon 2 features deformable cars and "epic, intense crashes" - you'll feel you're right back in late 1998. Naturally it supports Win 7/8 and is DRM-free.
isn't the only Ubisoft property that has been delayed
, as the publisher has announced that The Crew
, which was to be released in the first quarter of 2014, has been delayed til the third quarter 2014.
Ubisoft has announced a new contest for their upcoming next-gen racer The Crew, where players are invited to show off their customization skills on a Mini Cooper 5, which will be included in the game.
Iceberg Interactive has announced that Gas Guzzlers Extreme is now available on Steam. The car combat game features over 350 miles of road across 40 tracks as well as eight combat arenas and realistic car physics.
Developer Ghost has revealed that Redview County in Need For Speed: Rivals is 16X16 km with "well over 100 miles" of open road to tear along with "speeds over 200mph". It's larger than Most Wanted.
There'll also be "different shortcuts not shown on the map" to discover, which has become a staple of the series. New cars are unlocked through completing Speedlist or Assignments.
Progression! We all crave it - and when there's gear to unlock it's all the sweeter. Especially sweeter when that gear goes into super-fast cars, maybe with flashing lights, in Need for Speed: Rivals.
Progression and Pursuit Tech upgrades are the highlight of this latest gameplay trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed: Rivals. It's back to good ole racers and cops in a never ending feud.