SEGA World Drivers Championship playtest announced in Japan

A new SEGA racing game in Japan is currently being playtested in Japan. Based on the Super GT sports racing series, SEGA World Drivers Championship continues SEGA’s track record of producing sports racing games. Notably this is the first time SEGA of Japan has made a racing game for arcades since 2008/2009 (Not counting Initial D.), such as SEGA Race TV. Similar to past SEGA arcade racers of the past, most notably Daytona USA, players can race through three different courses and multiple players can play using separate cabinets. A notable difference however is the usage of cards with different cars, which can be used in the arcade game to use different cars sponsored by companies like Toyota, Nissan, and Honda.

However, a really notable technical aspect about this game is the engine. It is the first title by SEGA that utilizes the Unreal 4 engine used in recent console, arcade, and PC games to provide both great effects and ease of development for working with multiple pieces of hardware. With SEGA being on board with working on a well respected engine, it’s possible more games using the engine will follow.

The playtest is scheduled in SEGA’s entertainment buildings in Akihabara and Ikebukuro in Tokyo and Toshima respectively, on July 28th, 29th, and 30th.

[Source: SEGA of Japan and 4gamer]




5 responses to “SEGA World Drivers Championship playtest announced in Japan

  1. Trippled says:

    its the first arcade racing game for sega japan ASIDE from Initial D

  2. This is the best news in years .

    • Deefy says:

      Yeah, really!
      Furthermore It would seem that the title was created by a new internal team at SEGA, specifically dedicated to driving games : SEGA Motorsports Works.

    • Trippled says:

      Doubt its new team. Likely by the current Sega AM1 studios

  3. Centrale says:

    Let’s see some footage.

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