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This week we had some hands-on experience with the Circuit Superstars Early Access Steam game. We learned that GM is considering the place of video games in future car concepts, and “WRC 9” has been released for the Nintendo Switch.
“Circuit Superstars” is now available as an Early Access title on Steam
“Circuit Superstars” is essentially a video game version of Micro Machines in the best possible way. The new game, developed by Original Fire Games and published by Square Enix, is absolutely charming and still in the early access phase. For the uninitiated, Steam, the largest video game marketplace on PC, allows some games to be released in an Early Access Beta so the developer can get feedback from the community and further improve and finalize their game before the actual final release. Anyone can buy the game while it’s in Early Access, but it comes with the caveat that it’s not finished and likely still has some bugs that otherwise wouldn’t be in a final build. That’s what Circuit Superstars has to do with, and we’re grateful for it, because even in Early Access Beta, the game is a lot of fun.
We were able to play “Circuit Superstars” for a few hours on our Twitch livestream Earlier this week (Tuesdays at 2 p.m. EST), we found that the game was already pretty good, despite a few expected beta-style issues. We were impressed with the beautiful visual style, uplifting soundtrack and superb handling of the vehicles available. It could use a few more unlockables and challenges, but those things will likely come as it gets closer to an official release. You can check out our entire game session below, but overall we had a great time with it and we look forward to seeing its growth as it continues to improve ahead of the official final release.
GM designed a car interior for games
Earlier this week, General Motors Design released this great rendering of a futuristic car interior
her official Instagram account. The design envisions what a vehicle interior might look like if we all rely on our cars to drive for us. Unsurprisingly, video games are a huge element of the future interior design concept. You can find out more about the concept in our story here.
“WRC 9” is available for Nintendo Switch