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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Developer: 34BigThings
Release Date: Sept. 2, 2016

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'Redout' (ALL) Gets Engine Update, Optimizing, Space Exploration Pack

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2017 @ 4:12 a.m. PST

You’re in for an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre.

Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. No bollocks: get in the ship and slam that throttle.

Think you know the meaning of fast? We challenge you. From the first moment, you will feel the enormous amount of power coming from your engine. Hovering a few meters above the ground going over 800 km/h is no piece of cake. There’s no racing on rails here: each input will apply a physical force to your ship. This means you will feel every turn and every twist in the track.

A sharp low-polygon style blends meshes and terrains with the latest state-of-the-art shading and lighting effects provided by the Unreal Engine 4, creating beautiful and instantly recognisable aesthetics. From dirty suburban environments, to eerie frozen landscapes, to vast desert plains, players are immersed in the melancholic, dystopian atmosphere of a semi abandoned Earth.

Every developer needs to choose how long a title needs support for. I don't think we have ever questioned our love for Redout nor we are willing to start asking ourselves when it's time to stop caring.

This is why we are at another crucial point in the history of Redout, updating the game once again for free, improving every aspect we can and providing additional content for players who are asking it.

In short, this has changed with updates 1.5.0 and 1.5.1:

  • The entire game has been rebuilt for Unreal Engine 4.17.2, which has an insane amount of optimizations and improvements all over (read more here) and FMOD 1.10, which grants better audio in the game and a state-of-the-art downsampling from 5.1 to 2.0, which removes the need for a manual switch between the two audio outputs and allows us to make the game 2Gb lighter.
  • Progression through the game has been updated according to community-feedback and playtesting sessions, especially in terms of wall physics and friction, which now is way more powerful at higher levels and speed.
  • We put a lot of effort in optimizing the game, which now has a 15% improvement under any circumstances and in every track of the game.
  • We just added the Space Exploration Pack to our collection, which adds two new environments, 10 tracks, 2 bosses, 3 liveries and 5 exclusive ship colors. Read more about it here. Also, it's 10% off for this week.

You can read more details about our progress here.

And don't forget we just hid 45 bunnies in all levels for the community to find.

Redout is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $39.99/€39.99/£29.99, with a Nintendo Switch version to follow soon.

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