Split/Second officially announced, first screenshots revealed
- Posted March 11th, 2009 at 17:16 EDT by Eric Blattberg
- 15 Comments
Disney Interactive has officially revealed Black Rock Studio's latest outing, Split/Second. The racing game pits players against each other on city tracks overflowing with dangerous environmental hazards. The drivers can actually trigger these hazards to derail their opponents, drastically affecting the outcome of the race.
“Split/Second elevates action racing to a new level by enabling players to strategically take out their opponents by dynamically altering the course in real time,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Split/Second further showcases Black Rock Studio’s ability to innovate and deliver a compelling experience that has wide appeal beyond the traditional racing genre.”
The races within Split/Second are aired on a "hyper-competitive reality television show," with contestants blazing through a "made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion." Death Race, anyone?
“We’re creating huge memorable moments on par with the biggest blockbuster action films,” said Nick Baynes, game director, Black Rock Studio. “Action racing has captured the imagination of video game fans worldwide and we’re going to redefine that experience with Split/Second.”
Split/Second certainly sounds unique -- hopefully the gameplay mechanics hold up once we actually get our hands on them. We'll have more for you on Split/Second soon.
- 1:19pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
Pure was really good so I am hoping this turns out to be good. It sounds like it could be some crazy fun.
- 1:21pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
DAT BE PIMPIN
- 1:22pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
I'll wait for gameplay before I get to excited.
- 1:45pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
yeah i'll believe it when i get my hands on the demo.
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- 1:54pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
Burnout killer? Paradise City is screwed
- 2:07pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
reminds me of the ps2 game rumble racing. if it half as good as that then this game will rock.
- 2:25pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
It's looking really good! it might just manage to match the example set in the target render trailer. I'm really hoping there's some customization for the cars too. Color scemes, racing numbers, maybe some body kits.
- 2:59pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
I predict "crash into this to make it fall and create a convenient ramp"
- 5:37pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
The trailer was great looking and since it's from the guys that did Pure I'm sure this will be great too. Still, I'd like to see it in motion and I'm dying to get behind the wheel to see how well it plays. Seems like a great multiplayer game. I was "this close" to buying Pure but the trick system got old after a few tracks. Here's hoping this game can do better at keeping mine and other gamers' attentions.
- 5:53pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
Looks nifty, we'll see tho.
- 6:14pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
I've trashed Burnout, Grid, MNClub, heres to hoping we get some decent racers this year.
Kinda looking forward to Rage, maybe Fuel, we'll see.
- 6:26pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
one thing could make this game fly high.... SLOW-MO CRASHING after you trigger you opponent, seeing him crushing and twisting his poor car in slow motion. wooow.
- 11:56pm EDT - March 11th, 2009
So everyone can blow everything up, if that's so than not even after one lap there won't be anything left to destroy, kind of a weird concept for a game!
Off-topic, wasn't there going to be kart simulator game available on the PS network?
- 3:06am EDT - March 12th, 2009
That's a real cool idea. Actually when I went to see "Death Race" (which was kind of a second choice movie really :P), I thought how cool would it be if there was a game like that. I guess they had the same idea, the only difference is that..they can actually do the game!so there, hope it will deliver...
- 8:55am EDT - March 12th, 2009
The cars look like they arent touching the floor in the second one..
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