We don’t usually cover Kickstarters on TSA because there are so many of them, but GRIP has caught out attention because it is the spiritual successor to the rather good PS One game, Rollcage.
The Kickstarter fund is now live and they are hoping to raise $657,000 in Canadian dollars, roughly half a million bucks or £320,000. For just over £10 you can back the project and receive a digital copy of the PS4 or PC game when it launches at the end of next year. Of course there are many other levels at which you can back the project, for example an extra seven pounds will get you in to the beta.
As you might expect the game will include a host of weapons, three planets to race around, loads of customisation, and a thumping soundtrack from new and established producers. The game is listed for PlayStation 4 and PC, Xbox owners may have to wait.
“Following our main, general release on PC and PS4, we will then take a view on whether to release on other platforms,” say developers Caged Element. “If the user figures are good, and we have the funds to do it, then we will do just that. If so, we anticipate that this will take in the order of 2 to 3 months to port, with delivery sometime during Q2 2017.”
Arcade racers are few and far on the PlayStation 4 as the two big Sony franchises, Motorstorm and Wipeout, are absent. I shall be backing my first Kickstarter, are you tempted?
For more information on the game, head on over to the Kickstarter.
UPDATE: As you can see below, David from GRIP has cleared up the slight confusion regarding the pricing. There are 1,000 digital copies of the game up for grabs for $21 – ten quid in proper money. There are also an unlimited number of digital copies of the game for $26, roughly £13, plus of course, the higher tiers with the added goodies.