Having just added the Mazda RX-8 and revised the driving physics, now Drift21 adds the Ebisu Touge track for more drifting action.
The drift sim from ECC Games is focused around the Ebisu race complex, designed and built in Japany by drifter Nobushige Kumakubo. And the Touge route joins the existing School, Driftland, Minimi and North circuits already featured in Drift21.
The Japanese word Touge refers to the narrow, winding roads passing through the mountains and other rocky areas. So they’re at the core of drifting.
For context, here’s an old video from 2014 of a driver tackling Ebisu in an R32 Skyline.
So it should provide an enjoyable challenge to master in Drift21. The Touge layout is a famous one, and has appeared as a mod in various games – it also appeared as the Ebisu Circuit Touge Course Challenge in Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed.
So it’s good to see it return as an official inclusion by ECC Games in Drift21.
Drift21 was released to Steam Early Access on May 7th, 2020, published by 505 Games. It’s currently available at £22.49 with a mixed response so far. But it’s good to see that new content is coming for the game, as the Drift 21 car list is fairly short, and it’ll be interesting to see whether the developers will continue to refine the Ebisu circuits or add new locations over time.
We’ll be sharing the latest news and updates on Drift21 as they happen. Hopefully ECC Games will be continuing their work on the driving physics, and the amount of content in the game, ready for the full release. Especially if they add some more unusual choices, like a drift Volvo, in the future…
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