Slightly Mad Studios has announced World of Speed, a massively multiplayer free-to-play arcade racing game due to release on PC later this year.

Slighty Mad is the studio behind the in-development multi-platform game Project Cars and the Need For Speed: Shift series.

The game will see players jumping into the driver's seat of a garage of cars and taking part in races on true-to-life tracks based in cities including London and San Francisco.

"At the heart of World of Speed lies a unique massive multiplayer online experience which incorporates a dynamic social elements and entirely new ways to compete in a racing video game - from an individual to a team level," said Ian Bell, chief executive officer of Slightly Mad Studios. "World of Speed is an online game and will be continuously supported with innovative and fresh content to keep the competition furious well after its launch."

There's also the promise of real-time social elements, including Club and team gameplay, the Airfield social hub and unique missions and objectives which make every action matter.

As an evolving online experience, players will enjoy new challenges, modes, tracks and cars for years to come, Slightly Mad says.

A closed beta will launch this spring, with the full game to launch later in the year - you can sign up to take part here.

Given the game will feature tracks in Moscow, San Francisco and London, this could be the racing game PGR fans have been waiting for.


Source: Press release