If you are of the age when you remember racing round futuristic tracks in the likes of WipeOut, F-Zero then you’re the target audience for a great new VR racer – REDOUT.
Developed by 35BigThings Redout is one of the most polished and impressive virtual reality racing games we’ve come across. To give some background to it Earth has been deserted due to a lack of natural resources. However a number of crafty businessmen have decided to turn Earth into a giant playground for the SRRL (Solar Redout Racing League). As a driver in the SRRL is your mission to becomes the galaxies best and take all the glory!
The developers have certainly thought long and hard around the game mechanics ensuring that your immersed into all the action. They have created a driving model and floating system (AG handling) actually based on physics meaning your ship will feel and react to each bend and dip in the track … and there are a lot of bends!
Futuristic virtual reality racer
One thing you’ll notice about Redout is its fast, VERY fast. Forget about looking out for potholes in the road (well wouldn’t matter anyhow as your hovering) its making sure your eyes take in all the lights and you reacting immediately. The environments literally fly past at blistering speed (over 800 kmh) and top this with the motion and atmospheric sounds it really does create a superb VR experience.
As you’ll see from the trailer below graphics-wise Redout is spot on. Thanks to the use of Unreal Engine 4 there are some of the most impressive environments we’ve seen for quite some time; in fact there are 20 different tracks to choose to keep you entertained from frozen landscapes to neon clad city-scapes.
You can play Redout in single player mode against AI or alternatively get involved in highly competitive online multiplayer matches with 11 other players. Thankfully there are a bunch of power-ups you can use to beat the competition from slipstream enhancers through to additional turbo boosts and a clever self-repair option.
Simply put this is one of the most breath-taking futuristic VR racers around and without question worth downloading.
Recommended system requirements: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift / OS: Windows 10 / Processor: i5 2.6Ghz / Memory: 8 GB RAM / Graphics: GTX 960 / DirectX: Version 11