Not long ago, our friends at O-Games announced here on the blog that Superstars V8 Racing would be launching in North America exclusively on PlayStation Network as a download with all of the trimmings of a retail game for only $19.99. Today we’re here to let you know that the date is officially set for October 26th – and we’d love to tell you more about our studio and the work we put into the project since its inception.
My name is Luca Ferrara, and I’m the Game Director on Superstars V8 Racing. As a developer, Milestone has been working in the racing genre for many, many years. Driving is our passion, and bringing our passion into the world of video games is our specialty. Some of you might know us from other franchises on two wheels like Moto GP 07SBK Superbike World Championship series. Others might recognize us from our days working on games like the Screamer series and Evolution GT. While a large portion of our fans reside in Europe, we rarely get an opportunity to reach out to our fans in the US – so I’m happy to be here to tell you more about Superstars V8 Racing and excited to soon have our fans in the States get behind the wheel.
The game is based on the official license of the Superstars Series, a championship of top-class V8 cars organized by Infront Motor Sports. Up until we began development, no one had ever attempted to recreate this series in a game at this level of detail, so we hit the tarmac and began modeling and building out the ultimate V8 experience. The end result is an action-packed racing game that lets you feel the power of the V8 cars, which are insanely high tuned vehicles derived from production models, such as the BMW 550, the Audi RS4 or the Jaguar S Type R. They have up to 450 HP, so you’ll really have to tame them! You’ll have the chance to race on 10 exciting tracks, such as the Italian circuit of Monza, Portimao in Portugal or Kyalami in South Africa.
There are several game modes that you can play: quick race, time attack, race weekend or the whole championship. Moreover, Superstars V8 Racing features many special challenges that will test your abilities to the limit! When you feel you are good enough and you want to face other real drivers, you can play online: the multiplayer supports up to 12 players. The game also lets you enable a series of driving aids to make the game experience just as you like it. The style of play can be set between Arcade, with all driving aids activated, or Simulation, where everything is determined by the ability of the driver.
Our hope is that players will be able to recognize that we wanted to deliver an immediate recreation of a raw driving experience. What counts here is speed and competition, and you’ll find plenty of both!
All of that said, we’re just a few weeks away from launch, and as we mentioned in the headline – yes – our friends at O-Games are also giving away some FREE DOWNLOAD CODES for the game at launch in the US! How can you win? Simply head to the newly launched official North American ‘Superstars V8 Racing’ Facebook page, “Like” the page, and then post the phrase ‘Superstars V8 Racing on PSN’ onto the wall. You’ll then be automatically entered to randomly win one of 25 download codes that will be given away on October 26th. You have until October 25th at 11:59pm PST to enter! Also, with 12-player multiplayer, be sure to suggest the page to friends so they can get in on the action too!
Thanks again for all of your support, and we can’t wait to get you on the tracks at a low cost without needing to leave the comfort of your own couch when the game hits the PlayStation Store on the 26th. Take care!
P.S. – And yes – to confirm – the game WILL feature FULL Platinum Trophy support that will surely have you speeding around corners to win the full set in no time. Enjoy!