At this point, 2K Games is the most hotly anticipated iOS game publisher in existence. They’ve done huge things on the iPad, like bringing a full-on console game to the iPad with XCOM: Enemy Unknown and helping develop legend Sid Meier’s latest strategy game, Ace Patrol — which just happens to be iPad-only. Now it looks like they’re set to take the whole iPad auto-racing genre and blow it out of the water with their latest project, 2K Drive, developed by Lucid Games.
Take a look at the latest developer’s diary teaser clip (above), with its crazy soccer ball-dribbling driving, Bonneville Salt Flats land-speed record car and a Mazda Miata driving on what looks like a wooden roller-coaster platform, and you’ll see what I mean.
It doesn’t look like Lucid skimps on the more down-to-earth fare, either. A delicious variety of cars make an appearance — a ’67 Camaro, Datsun 280Z, Ford GT and McLaren MP4-12C, along with more mundane models like the Fiat 500 — and there seems to be a good helping of customization options too.
As a former car nut who used to dabble in amateur auto racing, I’m vexed that (one or two examples notwithstanding) there’s a real lack of nitty-gritty driver’s games available for the iPad. If Lucid Games can make the driving experience in 2K Drive half as good as the rest of the game looks (there’s a promising bit halfway through the clip where Lucid Games’ Dan Stoneley talks about oversteer as a car is powered through a corner) they’ll have a huge winner on their hands. If not, at least it’ll be fun to look at.
2K Drive is expected this fall.
- Source 2K Games