Drift Stage Kickstarter Closes As PS4, Vita Versions Confirmed


Fans of late 80’s, early 90’s arcade racers with distinct west coast rockin’ vibes are in for a treat in the coming months. Drift Stage, a Kickstarter drift racing game project based around those very same motifs, has just closed their funding window, receiving $57,720 from its fans. That’s almost $28,000 more in funding than their initial goal of $30,000.

For those unaware, Drift Stage blends classic arcade racing with a modern mix of pixel art and 3D car models to create a hyper-neon racing experience. The full release will incorporate single player, time trial, daily challenges, career mode, an in-game track editor plus 4-player local racing, in addition to an online multiplayer mode.

As their popularity in the Kickstarter scene grew, so did interest from outside gaming sources. As such, the team at Super Systems Softworks has brokered a deal with Sony, in which a PS4 and PS Vita version of Drift Stage will be a reality in 2016. The initial focus, however, remains on getting a PC, Mac and Linux version premiering by the end of the year.

It’s not just the throwback to classic arcade racing nostalgia that really has me intrigued with Drift Stage; a huge chunk of that lies in that radical soundtrack. MYRONE is leading up the sound and music for Drift Stage, and has nailed some really tubular traits when composing some of the game’s early tracks. It’s that combination of heavy synth, blaring guitar and slap bass that truly drives home the feel of what the team is going for.

Drift Stage will be heading to PC, Mac and Linux hopefully by the estimated Kickstarter pledge delivery window of December 2015, while the PS4 and PS Vita versions will look to be finished and released in 2016. If you’re interested in how the game plays, a Drift Stage time trial alpha is available on the Super Systems website.

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