We’ve been keeping an eye on PACER ever since we had the opportunity to chat to the development team at R8 Games way back in October 2019. Now though the explosive anti-grav racer is finally hitting the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, some months after seeing release on the PS4 and PC grids.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PC, PACER from R8 Games will whisk you off to the year 2075 as the PACER World Championship starts to unfold. This sees only the very best anti-grav racers compete for global titles, as they show off their skills across a variety of technical tracks, involving themselves in the faster racing possible in the hope of achieving the ultimate victory.
Priced at £33.49 with an initial launch discount dropping that down if you are quick, PACER looks set to deliver one of the most intense, most vibrant anti-grav racers since the original WipeOut from back in the day, and with multiple game modes ensuring there is constant reason to jump back in, if you’ve been holding out for a high intensity racer for years on end, that wait may well be coming to an end.
Throw in various craft to work with, each of which will test your skills to the limit, a host of weaponry – an essential for any anti-grav racer – and multiple cosmetic and perfomance options, and it’s looking good for PACER to find a home at the top of the racing tree, no matter whether you prefer taking to the track as a solo pilot, or alongside others in the multiplayer modes.
Our full review of PACER on Xbox One will be along very very soon to confirm what you need to know, but in the meantime we’d most definitely invite you to consider purchasing it from your favoured digital store. Whether that be the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, or the PlayStation 4 or PC offerings is up to you. This is most certainly looking like a game that is going to be highly optimised for speed, and should have a cracking soundtrack to accompany that.
Let us know what you think of PACER and whether R8 Games have managed to hit the spot required for an anti-grav racer by posting in the comments. We’d love to know your thoughts.
With the depth of a simulation and the excitement and combat of arcade racers, PACER® provides a true test of player skill, reflexes, and strategy. Choose from 4 speed classes ranging from 400 km/h – 1000 km/h, then engage in the Campaign or a single-player race via 8 different game modes. Prepare to battle your opponents on 14 unique and challenging tracks complete with interchangeable variants (Night, Mirrored, Reverse). Get behind the controls of 5 varied Craft and 11 weapons, each with their own unique characteristics. The Garage allows you to fully customize your look and tune many performance and weapons parameters. Online Multiplayer supports up to 10 players, 7 game modes, matchmaking, worldwide leaderboards, spectator mode and VOIP. Create a playlist from 80+ songs, featuring original tracks by CoLD SToRAGE and an extensive licensed library from named artists.