Prove your drifting skills in thrilling six player head-to-head multiplayer racing
Global publisher 505 Games and developer ECC Games S.A. are excited to announce that after months of development and testing, the first version of the multiplayer mode will be available for DRIFT21 today. You’ve put in the hours, fine tuning your drifting skills on some of the most challenging drifting circuits available. Now it's time to show the world what you’re made of as you take on other players from the drifting community in adrenaline fueled, six player multiplayer racing.
The main goal of developers ECC Games S.A. while working on the multiplayer mode was to create a place where players have full control over their session and experience. To facilitate this the development team created a model in which the practice mode acts as a lobby where players can experience multiplayer for themselves.
On these sessions, up to six players can move freely around the map, create tandems, racing to accumulate drifting points while engaging with other racers via text chat. For those who want to compete, there is an ‘events’ module where players can join a race with other players and go head-to-head in all out, multiplayer racing. For the duration of the event, those who do not wish to compete at that time will not see the other racers and vice versa and therefore not disturb their drifting session. In this first version of multiplayer mode, everyone will have access to a ‘free for all’ session where the whole course is at their disposal to compete on, with the winner being the one who scores the most drift points within the set time limit.
Hosts of multiplayer events will have full control over the session and have access to several commands which allow, among other things, to:
Voting or forcing a map change
Voting or forcing the removal of a player
Displaying and pinning messages
Resetting player’s position
Turning collision on or off
Hiding messages from individual/all players
ECC Games S.A. is still working on the multiplayer mode of DRIFT21 and this first release is just the start of bigger things to come. The team constantly evaluates player feedback and makes changes to enrich the gameplay experience. Currently, they are working on optimising the performance of the multiplayer mode as well as implementing a proper spectator mode. Expect new event types to be added and the chance for players to use their own garage-tuned cars.
DRIFT21 is available to purchase on the Steam Early Access program now for $24.99/£22.49/€24.99.
About 505 Games
505 Games, a subsidiary of the Italian entertainment company Digital Bros. and Metacritic’s 2019 #1 Publisher of the Year, is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.
Publishing highlights in premium games include Remedy Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed Control, Typhoon Studios’ comedic action-exploration game Journey to the Savage Planet, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Indivisible, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, ABZÛ and Virginia. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include No Man’s Sky, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Hideo Kojima’s DEATH STRANDING for PC.
505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China and Japan. The company works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit 505games.com.
About ECC Games S.A
ECC GAMES S.A. is a Polish development studio listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, that creates games since 2010. The studio gathers automotive enthusiasts, who realize their passion for cars and motorsport by creating games about cars. The company produced, among others, Car Mechanic Simulator 18 for iOS and Android. In the development of the DRIFT21, professional drifting drivers, mechanics, and drifting referees are actively involved. To guarantee the highest possible level of realism in DRIFT21, ECC Games S.A. closely cooperates with Paweł Grosz from the Drift Patriot team, vice-champion of the Polish Drift Open series from 2017