Microsoft Studios will release a new free-to-play racing
game on Windows 10 devices that isn’t a Forza title. Miami Street, as it’s
called, is being developed by the team at Electric Square – a developer located
in the UK that’s owned by Studio Gobo.
Miami Street is being pitched as “a new kind of racing game,”
which has been built for a broad audience who like a pick-up-and-play
experience. The title has been soft-launched in “limited regions” for testing
purposes and to gather player feedback.
Think of Miami Street as Microsoft’s answer to the popular
CSR and Asphalt titles on mobile. Players are invited to race in the street
racing scene to build up the car collection of their dreams. By entering events
and challenging who you wish to race, you’ll be able to enjoy the game’s “ever-growing
line-up of incredible cars.” Electric Square is developing Miami Street as a
racing game for anyone who loves cars, and it’s being purpose-built to be
played at anytime, anywhere.
Miami Street features quick point-to-point races through a cityscape
environment full of neon lights, and players will have the choice to race as they
desire with the game's tailored event structure. The harder the path you choose, the more you’ll
earn from race events. These races can be less than a minute, or you can enjoy
a series of race events for hours. Electric Square says the title has been “built
from the ground up to fit with your schedule.”
Miami Street will also be updated regularly with fresh
content, both before its official release as the team launch the title in more
countries, and after its worldwide debut. Licensed cars are also present in
Miami Street and include vehicles from the likes of Porsche, Lamborghini, Chevrolet, and other manufacturers.
Electric Square announced Miami Street themselves over on
their official Facebook
page earlier in the week. It has yet to be publicly acknowledged by Microsoft
Studios, but the team has shared official screenshots and details over on the Microsoft
Store listing for the game.
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