Auto Club Revolution, the online racer from Eutechnyx, is on schedule to begin a closed beta test in July, and if you haven’t registered yet, you can at the Auto Club Revolution website.
The game itself is a downloadable app with all the normal features you’d expect from a racing game including a HUD, drafting and drifting, and vibration and force feedback support for wheels. It’ll have single player modes including Time Trails with a global leaderboard, and some personal challenges to complete – daily, friend, car, series pin, Auto Club and more.
Multiplayer is controlled via the Race Hangout, from which you can create lobbies for initially two-to-eight players. You’ll either be able to invite friends or find opponents via match making rankings, and cutting corners, leaving the track, driving backwards or being overly aggressive will result in warnings of penalties. Also mentioned are driver assists, dynamic racing lines, upgrading and tuning.
For launch, Auto Club Revolution will have cars in 8 tiers:
- Class E – Hot Hatch
- Class D – Cruiser
- Class C – Sport
- Class B -Performance
- Class A – High Performance
- SC – Super Car
- EX – Exotic
- RA – Racer
15 Cars Available in the Closed Beta:
1. 2005 Bugatti EB16/4 Veyron (Exotic)
2. 1993 McLaren F1 (Exotic)
3. 2006 Koenigsegg CCX (Super Car)
4. 2006 Pagani Zonda F (Super Car)
5. 2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Super Car)
6. 2008 BMW M3 Coupe (E92) (Performance)
7. 2008 Lotus Elise SC (Cruiser)
8. 2008 Mazda RX-8 Type RS (Cruiser)
9. 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400 (Performance)
10. 2008 Nissan GTR (High Performance)
11. 2008 Mini John Cooper Works (Hot Hatch)
12. 2006 Volkwagen Golf R32 (Hot Hatch)
13. 2008 BMW 135i (Cruiser)
14. 2008 Vauxhall Astra VXR Nürburgring (Hot Hatch)
15. 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco R (Cruiser)
Cars are ranked with a VPR number for each one, and you’ll be able to tweak and tune the set-up of your motor. Each car comes from official CAD data from manufacturers.