The developer behind Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe, FuturLab, is set to release their newest title next week, and it is a PSVR exclusive.
Tiny Trax aims to counter the glitzy realms of console racing and the genre’s limited virtual reality offering by delivering a unique and unrivaled slot-car racing experience. The game will support online multiplayer, and thus allow up to four players to battle it out in a choice of six rides.
This is coupled with the studio’s own twists on the slot-car battles we know of old; drifting, boost and lane switching are all present to help a classic cement itself in a modern era. And as you’ll see in the video above and screenshot below, this is a distant relative to any tabletop grand prixs that have come before.
“We’ve taken the slot-car format made popular by Scalextric and Carrera, and pumped it up a few notches!” Dave Gabriel, designer, said.
“Adding lane-switching, boost and a super-smooth drifting mechanic to recharge your boost gauge, Tiny Trax expands the slot-car experience by introducing a whole new set of skills to wrap your thumbs around. We’ll even put your car back on the track if you overcook a corner!
“Steer your car as if it were radio controlled, zipping along walls, dunking underwater, flying overhead, and looping upside-down through ice-caves and space stations!”
Tiny Trax launches on July 25th, boasting a first week 10% discount for PlayStation Plus members in North America and Europe.
Will you be snapping up Tiny Trax? Were you a Scaletrix supremo? Or did you wish you were small enough to fit in the cars? Let us know in the comments below because we’re a nosey bunch.