The Red Bull Air Race Game Looks Amazing

Slightly Mad Studios, the guys behind Project CARS, have a new game. It's about the world's fastest motorsports series, and it looks awesome.

Red Bull Air Race - The Game will be a PC-exclusive release, and it's (very broadly) scheduled to come out some time in 2016. On first impressions, it looks like it's using the same engine as Project CARS, with beautiful reflections and crisp models, and hopefully also with the previous game's excellent sound design.

Don't know what the Red Bull Air Race is? It's like Formula 1 but in biplanes raceplanes:

Created in 2003, officially the World Championship of air racing since 2005, the Red Bull Air Race is followed by millions of fans worldwide. The fastest motorsport series in the world features 14 of the best race pilots in a pure motor-sport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons 25 meters high. New since 2014 is the Challenger Cup, a competition which enables talented pilots to work towards acquiring entry into the Master Class of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

Going on how good pCARS looked — especially at 4K on a OLED TV — I'm hyped for this next release. (I'm going to call it RBARTG.) [Slightly Mad Studios / YouTube]


    Personally I'd say it's more like Slalom Skiing than F1. Looks like it could be a cool game.

    If it has cockpit view and Rift support then I am sold

    PC exclusive? Seems like an odd decision.

      Why do you think it looks amazing? If it was on consoles they would have to downgrade the sht out of it like project cars. No thanks.

      Most likely a reaction to their difficulties optimising Project Cars enough for the consoles. The maps are presumably larger on average than the ones in Cars too which will need a decent chunk of memory.

      Either way, should cut down on the development time, might actually see it in 2016.

    Didn't someone already make a Red Bull air race game for Playstation Home? Remember Playstation Home? *crickets chirping*

    I had a similar game on my tablet but anything made by slightly mad will be excellent.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now