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Anti-gravity racing game PACER launches October 29 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

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2075: The PACER World Championship has become the new apex of anti-gravity motorsport delivering high-speed racing across the world’s most dangerous and challenging circuits. Corporations from all over the globe race against each other in a battle of technical and piloting prowess with the aim of winning the championship and achieving ultimate victory.

Skill-Based Racing
With the depth of a simulation and the excitement and combat of arcade racers, PACER provides a true test of player skill, reflexes, and strategy.

Define The Rules
Choose from four speed classes with speeds from 400 km/h to over 1000 km/h, then test your mettle in a variety of game modes including Elimination, Endurance and PACER’s unique ‘Flowmentum’ and ‘Storm’. The single-player Campaign lets you develop from a trainee Pilot, advancing through 10 unique race teams from around the world unlocking rewards and challenging yourself in blisteringly fast races in an effort to become the PACER world champion.

Hit The Track
Prepare to out-race and out-battle your opponents on 14 unique and challenging tracks complete with interchangeable variants (Night, Mirrored, Reverse) giving up to 8 different ways to race any given circuit. From the flowing red canyons of Fiyah! Fury, to the neon set lights of Mannahatta and the vibrant city of Sonashahar, your reactions will be tested on every twist and turn in high definition 4K.

Choose Your Craft
Get behind the controls of 5 varied Craft each with their own unique characteristics. The Garage allows you to fully customize your look and tune parameters within the Engine, Braking, Handling, Anti-Gravity and Defence systems. We provide a sophisticated handling model that allows players to fine tune the subtleties of their craft to shave off those extra few seconds.

Select Your Arsenal
Choose your deadly weaponry and tool up your craft before hitting the track to ensure your victory. Select weapons with a variety of behaviors, tweak how they function: more ammo, more damage, faster firing rates or the ability to target multiple opponents.

Race The World
Online Multiplayer takes PACER to another level supporting up to 10 players, 7 game modes and VOIP. Play matchmade races via our dedicated servers or create custom lobbies and test your skills in an effort to reach the top spot on our worldwide leaderboards. Spectator Mode allows the player to view any multiplayer event in progress, from any gameplay or trackside cameras.

Banging Tunes
Create your own playlist from 80+ songs featuring original tracks by CoLD SToRAGE (Tim Wright) created exclusively for PACER and an extensive licensed library from named artists.

Note: The game's Steam page embed gives me an error, so I will just link to the official website for now.


 
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Esca

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This looks pretty cool. Will wait to watch some gameplay but I'll probably buy it. Love Wipeout.

How much is it? I didn't see a price
 
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Bought it a long time ago, played like 15 minutes and forgot it.
Great that it's releasing, now I can finally play it for real hehe.
 

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I'm a backer of this game (twice) that originally released on PC as Formula Fusion but some time ago was renamed to Pacer. Loved it so far. I'm a big Wipeout fan and this (Formula Fusion/Pacer) game has been my favorite futuristic racing of the generation.

The thing is, I saw that with this console release they are adding a ton of changes and additions. I wonder if the PC version of the backers will be upgraded to this new version since it's basically a brand new game very different to the current one we have.
 
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went to look it up and apparantly i own it and played it for 45 minutes in 2017. hehe. Will try once it full releases
 

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This looks pretty cool. Will wait to watch some gameplay but I'll probably buy it. Love Wipeout.

How much is it? I didn't see a price
Yeah, they haven't updated with the price yet. I think it was delayed a couple times before.
 
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I didn’t realize this was formula fusion, bought that a couple years ago. It was fun but I don’t remember there being much content. Hopefully they nail the console release.

No VR no buy, Wipeout has VR.

Whatever, who wants to spend hours with a clunky headset on playing this. Not a fan of VR games in general.
 
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This game looks good to me. The environments resemble those of Wipeout 2048 on PS Vita (which was also part of Wipeout Omega Collection).
 

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Wipeout rip-off. 🤔

What's the alternative though? Sony shut down Studio Liverpool a long time ago, so we either get remasters, or "rip-offs".

At least this has some of the original staff working on it. As long as it's good I really don't care who came up with the formula first.

Ok, but it can't be an excuse to clone you previous work and rename it.

Well they can't exactly call it Wipeout anymore, Sony bought the IP when they bought Psygnosis before shutting them down. Unless Sony wants to bring the series back (even if they do, the people making it aren't the same people) this is the closest thing to a new Wipeout fans will ever see.
 
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We can only applause the try-out, but as a Wipeout purist this is far from below in terms of level design, ship design, soundtrack and the rest I'll have to try.
 

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Looks interesting will check it out! I hope Shinen brings Fast Racing Neo to XsX/S and Sony adds ps 5 improvements to Wipe Out!
 

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Looks interesting will check it out! I hope Shinen brings Fast Racing Neo to XsX/S and Sony adds ps 5 improvements to Wipe Out!
I remember reading good things about Shinen and Fast Racing Neo. A lot of comparisons to F-Zero GX in regards to difficulty and impressive graphics for the hardware.
 
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I'm a backer of this game (twice) that originally released on PC as Formula Fusion but some time ago was renamed to Pacer. Loved it so far. I'm a big Wipeout fan and this (Formula Fusion/Pacer) game has been my favorite futuristic racing of the generation.

The thing is, I saw that with this console release they are adding a ton of changes and additions. I wonder if the PC version of the backers will be upgraded to this new version since it's basically a brand new game very different to the current one we have.

My understanding is that it will.
 
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