If riding velociraptors and giant mechas wasn’t enough for its discerning players, Fortnite is apparently incorporating a semi-standalone racing game into its free-for-all universe. On Thursday at the 2023 Game Awards, Epic revealed first gameplay footage for the new mode — days after releasing the cinematic trailer and mere hours before it’s set to go live across the globe!
Developed by Psyonix, the folks who built Rocket League (itself still an e-sport staple), the Rocket Racing mode operates within the larger Fortnite game and set at the Festive Falls track where racers go head-to-head to compete for the top spot.
In the trailer shown at the Awards, players raced through the track using directional boosters to launch their cars over obstacles, drift them through turns, and fly through hidden shortcuts. Players will also apparently be able to call items from their inventories to use mid-race, blinking them into existence in their opponents’ paths. Rocket Racing is set to officially launch on Friday December 8.
This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://ift.tt/nbOhQa0 Andrew Tarantola