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World of Speed

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Release Date: 2014

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'World of Speed' Shows Off Silverstone And Bathurst Tracks - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 2, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT

In World of Speed, players hop in the driver's seat of an endless garage of cars, ranging from everyday city runners to the fastest super cars on the planet to the most iconic cars from throughout the storied history of auto racing.

Players will find themselves racing on true-to-life tracks spanning the globe and on tracks only a speed freak could dream up, carved from roadways across cities including London and San Francisco.

World of Speed introduces a new level of connected competition allowing players real-time interactive social gameplay through intense Club and team gameplay, the Airfield social hub, and unique missions and objectives in every race to make every players actions really matter. As a free-to-play online experience, World of Speed will be supported with live events and player challenges, new gameplay modes, tracks and cars and much more.

Mount Panorama, Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst (commonly referred to as Bathurst) is Australia's premier racing circuit located in the town of Bathurst, New South Wales province. This 6.2 km (4 miles) track is home to the annual Bathurst 12 Hour race and the Bathurst 1000 race which attracts racers from around the world.

One of the major features of this track is the astounding 174 metre (570 foot) vertical difference between its highest and lowest points. Racers must navigate three sections of the track starting with a short straight followed by a tight left turn leading into a steep mountain climb. The next section is arguably the most difficult because it forces the cars into a narrow series of turns on top of the mountain. From the summit racers must then negotiate a long downhill section with a few tight turns where if they are not careful, will quickly find themselves off track and in the dirt.

Bathurst started off as a dirt track in the mid-1930s and, with a ton of support from the New South Wales Light Car Club, Auto Cycle Union and the Federal Government; it was built into a track that simply demands respect from all who race on it. It officially opened on March 19, 1938; considering the great depression happening at the time it was quite an incredible feat that the track was built at all. But as a testament of how amazing this track is and how much support it had, the first official race drew a crowd of 20,000 spectators!

World of Speed will be entering closed beta in Spring 2014. To learn more about World of Speed and for a chance to play the fast-paced action in the closed beta, visit and sign up at the official website.

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