Gravel will bring arcade rally racing to modern platforms early next year
Dirt Rally, by many is regarded as one of the greatest racing games of this generation. The punishing and frantic gameplay of Dirt Rally is capable of keeping one on the razor’s edge for hours at a time, but unfortunately, the hardcore nature of the title has subsequently put many off of even giving it a try. And this is because modern gamers are simply not a fan of hardcore racing simulators. And many have been holding out for arcade titles to make a comeback, as many miss titles such as Split/Second: Velocity, and/or, Motorstorm. And fortunately, it seems like the wait is about to be over, as Milestone is looking to revitalise the genre of arcade racing games.
Earlier today, Milestone made an announcement on the PlayStation Blog, stating that it is in the process of developing an arcade rally-focused racing title, which looks to bring back the arcade racers of the last generation. The game in question is simply titled Gravel, and it is set to launch in early 2018, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
At its core, Gravel is an arcade racing game, however, unlike the previous titles from Milestone Studio, it won’t be a soulless mess with no recognisable structure. And this is because the title in question is set to be situated within an over the top extreme sports game show, where high-powered, off-road vehicles are the main attraction. Gravel is set to be filled with personal stories, and an immense amount of detail as the developer is looking to shed its current, unfavourable facade.
Within the blog post, which you can find here, Milestone’s Andrea Porta, has made a wide range of ambitious statements which accompanied Milestone’s press releases in the past. The studio’s most recent title, MXGP 3, was also promising an incredible amount of features, and revolutionary additions, but in the end it was another middling Milestone title, which haven’t even crossed the 70 mark on Metacritic. But before anybody can make any statements about Gravel, they’ll will have to wait until 2018.