The Switch is amassing a growing number of driving/racing simulators in its library. Big Ben Interactive has played a big part in that with bringing games such as WRC 8, V-Rally 4 and Truck Racing Championship to the system. Now, it’ll be publishing yet another driving game, though this one might be the roughest and toughest so far.
The latest title is called Overpass, which is being developed by Zordix Racing. The new game features quadbikes (ATVs) and buggies which players will need to master control of as they tackle harsh off-road courses that feature “very hazardous terrain”. As this is a simulator, physics will play a big part in the driving experience.
A brief gameplay video has been shown off to demonstrate what we can expect:
Overpass is still a ways out — it’s set to release in October 2019. While that’s certainly a wait, the game is at least shaping up to be a rival for another off-road driving-sim, Spintires: MudRunner.
Here’s the full press release:
Lesquin, April 29th 2019 – Bigben and Zordix Racing are pleased to announce the game Overpass™, an off-road simulation focussed on conquering natural and artificial obstacles.
In Overpass™, the player takes control of powerful buggies and quads, scrabbling across extreme tracks and very hazardous terrain. This simulation, unique in its genre, pits the player against craggy slopes and puts their cool-headedness to the test throughout technical obstacle courses along wilderness tracks.
Overpass™’s realistic physics engine requires you to keep precise and meticulous control of your speed and acceleration or you risk losing your grip and failing your crossing. You’ll need to master the technical characteristics of official reproductions of buggies and quads from iconic brands such as Yamaha, Suzuki and Arctic Cat. Differential locking, 2 or 4 drive wheels, transmission type: the player has been given all the tools they need to discover the real vehicle options that will let them adapt their driving to the terrain.
The Career mode lets you manage your buggies and quads and choose the one best adapted to each track and terrain type in order to win the competition and attract sponsors. In multi-player mode, you’ll need to know and master the slightest detail of each track in order to post the best times and show that you are truly the master of off-roading!
Overpass™ will be available on PlayStation 4TM, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch™ and will be released in October 2019.