PAX West 2017 Editor's Choice: GRAVEL

Milestone, one of the leading and longest established racing game developers in the world, is proud to announce its new IP dedicated to the 4-wheeled off-road world. GRAVEL will be available on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC next summer.

CONCEPT

“Gravel is only racing title on the market to pack a holistic off-road experience into a single game.. It celebrates off-road racing by taking players to exotic locations around the world with some of the most exciting vehicles ever created. Thanks to the Unreal Engine 4, Milestone can finally unleash its creativity by tackling the arcade-genre with the most ambitious off-road racing game ever created. Bearing in mind the concepts of fun, competition, speed and adrenaline, we had the chance to think big by putting the best elements into the same game that we could create: photorealistic graphics, a dynamic time of day and weather system, accessible physics that can be enjoyed by everybody, breath-taking locations where players can race at full speed rushing through forests, snowy mountains, dunes and deserts. We love the way Gravel is shaping up and we believe that the players will be amazed by how funny and fresh this game will be”, says Irvin Zonca, Head of Game Design Milestone.

DISCIPLINES

There are four disciplines included in the new Milestone IP which promise to take the player into an adrenaline-fueled combination of petrol and dirt:

  • Wild Rush, combative races in wild locations
  • Cross Country, with open maps to explore or to conquer until the last checkpoint
  • Speed Cross, real tracks and races without holding anything back
  • Stadium Circuit, with arenas and spectacular jumps

Many other on and off-line game modes will form an integral part of GRAVEL and will be announced in the coming weeks.

THE TV SHOW

The game will revolve around the GRAVEL CHANNEL, which presents the OFFROAD MASTERS format, an annual television program that will accompany the player on their way to fame and glory. Through challenges and events that are dedicated to every one of the in-game disciplines, the skilled driver must reach the FINAL LEAGUE and challenge the champion from the previous edition, attempting to be crowned as the new OFFROAD MASTER. The route will be strewn with increasingly difficult challenges, but also with discipline specialists, real MASTERS, who will put even the most experienced players to the test.

UNREAL ENGINE

GRAVEL is the first Milestone game created with Unreal® Engine 4 by Epic Games, Inc.. This engine ensures incredible visual quality, with realistic, impressive lighting and particle effects. Furthermore, thanks to its technical features, we can approach new game modes, including, for example, the management of open spaces and completely redesigned physics.

Official links

Source: Press Release

Why We Love It?

The variety of game modes, especially the multiplayer ones, are what makes us most excited for GRAVEL. This game is all about just picking up a controller and racing against your friends. This off-roading experience is extremely fun and we can’t wait to see how the multiplayer modes like “King of the Hill” will play out. The ability to rewind during races, just like in Life is Strange, allows players to undo disastrous turns or crashes. We foresee GRAVEL as being a big hit with streamers as well as any gamer that might have felt that some other racing games were just overwhelming to get in to.

GamerGal // Pop Culture Editor

GamerGal, more commonly known as Dani, is a Pop Culture Editor for Royal Flush Magazine. She is a lover of all things gaming. Her favorite game franchises include Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Kingdom Hearts, Halo, Dance Dance Revolution, and Rock Band. When not gaming, she's navigating the dangerous waters of Web Development while having a long lasting love/hate relationship with IE7.