‘Sega Rally Online Arcade’ has turned up on the Korean Game Rating Board. It was filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Korea. The date of classification was January 26th, and the game is rated appropriate for all ages.
The name seems to suggest that it might follow in the footsteps of ‘OutRun Online Arcade’ which was a port of AM2’s ‘OutRun 2’ to XBLA and PSN by British developer Sumo Digital. OutRun Online Arcade featured single player modes but the main focus was the addition of 8 player online vs. mode.
If I was to hazard a guess I would say that Sega Rally Online Arcade may be a port of the 2008 game Sega Rally 3 which was built on the Sega Rally ‘Revo’ engine. Sega Rally 3 has only been released in Arcades so far but featured many of the same tracks as Sega Rally for Xbox360 and PS3. I wouldn’t say no to this as I really enjoyed Sega Rally on Xbox360 (when playing with bumper cam.)
If this all pans out how, I seriously hope Daytona USA or should I say Sega Racing Classic Online Arcade is to follow!