Xenon Racer Open Beta Now Open

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Xenon Racer has entered open beta status, available from February 27th until March 6th at 18:00 CET.

Available via the Steam network, the open beta for the exciting looking futuristic arcade game Xenon Racer is available for the next week to any player who ventures over to the Xenon Racer open beta page on Steam HERE.

The Beta version includes both Fast Race and Online Multiplayer modes across the 'Tokyo Garden" and "Lake Louse Forest" circuit. Both tracks will be available in the standard configuration as well as reverse layout, and can be raced using either of the two available car models set to be deployed to the beta release.

As well as playable content, gamers who access the beta week will also have the opportunity to enter the leaderboards and photo mode contest, with the chance for ten of those players to win a free copy of the game once it is released on March 26th. Players who record fastest leaderboard times on each of the four configurations of circuit and six of the "best" pictures taken in the game photo mode will win the free copies of Xenon Racer.


Xenon Racer Features
  • Race at top speeds in electric vehicles boosted by Xenon gas
  • Drift through the streets of major cities like Tokyo and Dubai in the year 2030
  • Triumph in singleplayer, split-screen & online multiplayer championships
  • Master your drifting skills, it’s essential to get the best times on the leaderboards
  • Customize your car with tons of parts to create the ultimate racing vehicle

Xenon Racer will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Steam this March 26th.

Check out the Xenon Racer forum here at RaceDepartment for the latest news, discussion and community engagement for this exciting new racing title.

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BP

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OK there's a simple solution to this constant issue of messages like, but not limited to: "why are you posting arcade crap on RD" or "This is sim-cade at best; hard pass.": Read the banner. This is RACEdepartment, not SIM-RACEdepartment.

Find a news site that has "Sim" in the title if you only want sim-racing news. As for the rest of us, we're just fine right here...keep the non-elitist news coming @Paul Jeffrey , some of us actually appreciate it! :thumbsup:
 

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I'm actually really glad an arcade racer gets shared every so often, wouldn't have known about it otherwise. And I'm having lots of fun with the open beta, been exploring what the different options on the car do for the past couple hours now, absolutely loving it! :D
Came back to check if the game will be available for the Switch, safe to say these guys are getting my money :inlove:
 
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I'm actually really glad an arcade racer gets shared every so often, wouldn't have known about it otherwise. And I'm having lots of fun with the open beta, been exploring what the different options on the car do for the past couple hours now, absolutely loving it! :D
Came back to check if the game will be available for the Switch, safe to say these guys are getting my money :inlove:
Just tried it...it's not bad at all, but the physics are trash ;)

Actually it was decent fun overall for a beta...I just wish the car would drift a little harder. I think they need to work on the voice acting...besides not liking that typical 'over-excited yet somehow bland' delivery, I don't like hearing pauses when they announce a variable, it's sooo last decade :roflmao:.

For example: "Get ready to race in......Miami!" :confused:
 

Luka Berk

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Just tried it...it's not bad at all, but the physics are trash ;)

Actually it was decent fun overall for a beta...I just wish the car would drift a little harder. I think they need to work on the voice acting...besides not liking that typical 'over-excited yet somehow bland' delivery, I don't like hearing pauses when they announce a variable, it's sooo last decade :roflmao:.

For example: "Get ready to race in......Miami!" :confused:
Agreed, physics tend to have a mind of their own at times and voice acting could definitely use some work :roflmao:
Most triggered by the race start countdown "3, 2, 1...*pause*..let's go!" WHY CAN'T HE JUST SAY "GO" AND ON TIME?! Silly complaint, I know :whistling:
 

Jonathan Young

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It’s fine to cover the occasional arcade racer I think, as long as the focus is always clearly on racing sims (and it absolutely is). Too much coverage of Mario Kart and I’ll probably go elsewhere for my infotainment however
 

PsyaNyde

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Does it have wheel support or controller only ?

Ahh, nevermind, found answer on Steam:
Does the game support steering wheels?
Yes, we support a few Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec wheels.
 

GTR233

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if you want to read more sim articles then I recommend BSIMRACING.COM, former home of WSGT mod team (RMT), where Wim does an excellent job :thumbsup:
 
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I tried one race offline and it seems funny, I appreciate the fact that the car has a life bar.
Just one thing, I'm on a 1280x1024 screen and I have this happening, it's bigger that the resolution I chose (fiy I'm not playing on a keyboard, it's just switch to the kb when I press F12 to make the screen :D )
 

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Ehi The Walker, thank you for the feedback. We actually don't support 4:3 resolution, we suggest you to use 1280 x 720 to fix the issue!
 
I installed the game. This game is made with Unreal Engine 4, I think.. Worked just fine on my AMD FX-6300 processor on all graphics options maxed out. Graphics are nice. I did a couple of races on medium hardness and the AI cars were just too hard to beat, because the car control is kind of weird. You have to go really fast and use boosts to keep up with the AI drivers but then I couldn't get the car drifting in tight corners and lost all momentum, so that's kind of a bummer..
 
Really tempted to get it, especially since there’s a 50% off sale on steam right now.
Go for it!
You have nothing to lose if you decide to refund it using the Steam Refund within under 2hrs of gameplay.
Betch'a don't though...it's addictive and works great with a wheel setup, and even supports an analog handbrake!

For those who own motion simulators, it works great using the joystick emulation plugin in SimTools, or the similar plugin on the Next Level Racing v3 Platform (I've tested both).
Hold onto your butts!!!!
 

Bobby Pennington

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Guess what? Without arcade games none of us would probably have sims. Most, not all, are introduced to racing by a simple arcade game. I was born in 1964 so this is what I cut my teeth on at home when I wasn't in an arcade:
Intellivision's

and Atari's awesome


I love my sims, but we need to have those games around that are just plain fun. That's why I loved Test Drive Unlimited. No drama, just chill time.
 

PsyaNyde

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Does it have wheel support or controller only ?

Ahh, nevermind, found answer on Steam:
Does the game support steering wheels?
Yes, we support a few Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec wheels.
Erm...yeah, not sure what's included in ' a few Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec wheels' but, my t500rs, definitely isn't one of them, the car went backwards, the pedals didn't work, and the wheels didn't turn, :roflmao: - uninstalled, never to be tried again.
 
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