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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Racing
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: ECC Games

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'Drift21' Early Access Update Adds New Track, New Challenges - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2020 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT

Drift21 puts you behind the wheel of your very own drift racing car as you take on Japan’s legendary EBISU circuits.

Become a drift legend! Tune your dream drift car, change parts, boost performance and test your skills on the legendary EBISU circuits. 

Once raced illegally on the streets of Japan, drifting racing has now spread across the globe. Sanctioned races are held in many countries including the UK, Germany, Poland, Australia, Japan and the United States and attracts drivers at the very top of their game. These specialist drivers push their skills and their cars to the very limits to drift at speed through the entirety of a corner while maintaining total control.

Choose from a range of fully licensed cars and fine tune your dream drifting machine right down to the smallest engine parts to gain every advantage when on the track. Dirft21 will deliver an unparalleled driver experience creating a new level of realism in both visuals and vehicle handling and by using 3D scanning techniques, the development team were able to recreate real drift tracks from around the world in stunning detail.

To get your engines revving, 505 Games has released a trailer showcasing some of the tuned cars from Dirft21 being put through their paces on the legendary drifting circuits. 

Dirft21 is available on Steam Early Access for $24.99/£22.49/€24.99.

The team at ECC Games S.A have been busy working with on the development roadmap for the Early Access release of  Dirft21  to ensure a constant flow of quality content being added to this exciting racing sim. Most importantly, they are working closely with the valuable feedback collected from the community to further enhance the gameplay experience for all players. 

As well as fixes and gameplay enhancements, today’s content update also adds a brand new track to test both your tuned up race machine and your drifting skills. The EBISU North track is located at the highest point of the entire EBISU complex and will add a whole new proving ground for you and your fellow drift racers as you take on the all new track challenges. Master this track and earn major kudos from your rivals on the EBISU circuit.

ECC Games will be adding more exciting in-game content, enhancements and fixes over the coming weeks during the Early Access release of DRIFT21. 


New content

• Added new track - Ebisu North, also known as Kita
• New Time Attack challenges - designed specifically for Ebisu North
• New Solo Run challenges - designed specifically for Ebisu North


• Fixed button sizes not scaling properly in various places in the game, such as Warehouse, Paint Booth, Settings, Driving Setup, Car Shop)
• Fixed an issue where body kit parts for Subaru BRZ were not correctly registered in Stages window (Car Parameters menu)
• Fixed a bug that forced steering assists even after turning it off
• Fixed Minami challenges where players could pass through certain props and concrete walls
• Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on certain parts of each track

Localization changes

• Small localization changes, mainly to texts used in challenges

Other changes

• Adjustments to CR. prizes for each Minami challenge

May 15th PATCH rev_13440

• Fixed a bug related to the FFB invert function for some Thrustmaster steering wheels
• Fixed a bug where the engine sound did not turn off despite the ignition being turned off
• Fixed a bug where footstep sounds were inaudible
• Fixed a bug where in certain circumstances tooltip icons were missing
• Fixed a bug that allowed players to mount rims with unsupported sizes
• Fixed incorrectly displayed in-game currencies
• Fixed a bug with some in-game windows and sprites showing improperly on unusual resolutions and screen ratios
• Fixed incorrectly displaying tire sprites in Warehouse
• Fixed a critical bug that prevented players from finishing the tutorial
• Fixed a bug that allowed players to access and spawn non-purchased parts from Warehouse

Localization changes
• Small changes to texts in Paint Booth and during Tutorial
• Added missing translations to challenge result screen and Driving Setup subwindows,
• Changes to texts and font display throughout the project

Other changes

• Small changes in the way the game saves are named
• Changes to the handbrake range based on input type and connected controller
• Rearranged result screen window to always show information crucial to the challenge
• Changes to decal history in Paint Booth
• Changes to Warehouse content (removed obsolete car parts)

Key Features:

  • Car tuning garage, over 750 parts, including 300 decals, and extensive paint shop mode.
  • Three exciting licensed cars to choose from.
  • Three tracks available - EBISU Driftland, EBISU School and EBISU Minami
  • A training mode that allows you to practice your drifting skills. 
  • More than 20 challenges in various game modes including Time Attack, Solo Run and Free Ride. 
  • Steering wheel support for Thrustmaster, Fanatec and Logitech

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