OpenWheel Launches Kickstarter Page For Unique PS3 Racing Experience

Brain in a Jar, the independent racing game developer has announced that its Kickstarter project for OpenWheel, a multiplayer online racing simulation, will now include Playstation 3 via the Playstation Network.

OpenWheel is a genuine change of pace for online racing on PS3. Offering immediate multiplayer action, OpenWheel uses Brain in a Jar’s accurate racing simulation engine, but with an added twist of car construction, driver customisation, team creation and championship management, allowing players to build real identities for themselves on the track. Up to 32 players can compete in a single race across OpenWheel’s 12 track layouts, with a drop-in play system removing all the roadblocks to getting into the thick of it. Players can join a race at any point, including races already underway – because the lifeblood of racing is wheel-to-wheel dicing with the opposition, whatever your position in the race.

  • No lobbies
  • Drop-in racing
  • Up to 32 racers on track
  • Create and run online championships
  • Create and manage racing teams
  • Create your cars
  • Customise your driver
  • Fill the grid with ai drivers to keep the race full
  • Hot seat into ai cars and take over when joining a race
  • Leaderboards and telemetry data
  • On-car achievement badges
  • On-track celebrations
  • Physical and mechanical damage
  • Tyre wear and fuel use
  • Oculus rift support!

OpenWheel supports a host of community functionality with the ability to create race teams with other players and define online championship seasons for the world to compete in. Players are able to configure and personalise every aspect of their car, driver and team.

Carl Dalton, founder, Brain in a Jar comments “We want OpenWheel to be a hub for fast paced racing action, where players can make a real name for themselves, where teams can build admiration and recognition and where the thrill of racing is easy to get into and fun to be part of.”

For more information or to pledge head over to the official Kickstarter Page.

Images courtesy of Brain In A Jar.

Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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