Gateshead developer Eutechnyx, creator of the NASCAR series of video games and free-to-play online PC racing game Auto Club Revolution, has suffered another round of layoffs.
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New free-to-play racer Auto Club Revolution has just entered open beta, developer Eutechnyx has announced.
Interested gamers can sign up without invitation via the game's official site.
Players can unlock free cars as they progress and have complimentary access to performance upgrades, tracks and customisation tools. You'll also be able to purchase premium items using the game's E-Bucks virtual currency system.
The automotive industry in Britain isn't what it once was, but it's learnt to adapt and evolve, finding and filling niches and flourishing in an ever-changing market. For the country's virtual automotive industry it's much the same story; there have been some big casualties (rest in peace, beloved Bizarre) but there are those that continue to thrive, creating the same, well-crafted output that made the industry's name in increasingly novel fashion.
Codemasters struck gold with an Indian investor and the F1 license, while Criterion worked its magic on Need for Speed and looks likely to return to the franchise it breathed some much-needed life into. Elsewhere, South London's Slightly Mad Studios, its own stint on Need for Speed seemingly on hold, has turned its expertise to Project Cars, a crowd-sourced game that's taking more than financial donations from its fledgling community - it's taking their ideas onboard too.
And then there's Newcastle's Eutechnyx, modest veterans of the UK's racing scene with coming up to 14 years experience of crafting driving games. Like Slightly Mad, it's struck out on a different path to many of its competitors, although Eutechnyx is currently a little further along the road.
The closed beta of racing Auto Club Revolution begins next week, on Monday, 25th July, Eutechnyx has announced.
"We've produced a specific game set-up for this test phase in order to help us properly scale test features, assess content and see how the Auto Club Revolution platform is shaped and used in a live environment," executive producer Doug Wolff said.
"For example, we've shortened the player level-up system and made the higher tiers (of cars) easier to reach so that we can properly test progression in a real world environment.
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MMO racer Auto Club Revolution uses the same physics engine developer Eutechnyx designed for console games.
The closed beta for MMO racing game Auto Club Revolution starts July 2011, creator Eutechnyx has announced.
You can sign up and take part by entering your email address on the official Auto Club Revolution website.
The announcement coincides with the unveiling of the first flock of in-game screenshots, posted below.
Auto Club Revolution is a free-to-play community driven game created in tandem with the motor industry, developer Eutechnyx has revealed.