Microsoft Launches Free-to-Play Windows 10 Racing Game Called Miami Street

Similar to Gameloft’s Asphalt mobile game, Miami Street is playable on Windows PC and Windows Surface tablets.

Microsoft Studios just released a new single player racing game called Miami Street. The game is played in cinematic view (like the Fast and Furious movies) unlike other traditional racing titles. This means players have to navigate corners via quick-time events.

Developed by Brighton-based Electric Square, the game is designed for any Windows 10 device so it doesn’t have high graphics requirements. Microsoft wants this game to be accessible to everybody.

“Miami Street is a new kind of racing game, built for a broad audience who love easy to pick-up-and-play experiences.”

Microsoft fans would be familiar with its other racing series Forza, but this is different in terms of gameplay. Miami Street has an energy regeneration mechanic, which gets used every time a user participates in a race. There’s also a car repair system. Each car takes one point of wear when used and a repair kit is needed after three points of wear. Additionally, the game has Xbox Live achievements and cloud saves.

Miami Street has been given a soft launch on the Microsoft Store but it is not yet available in all regions.

 

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Need For Speed SHIFT parks in your iPhones

Electronic Arts released its latest iPhone game off from the full-blow Xbox 360, PS3 and PC game Need for Speed SHIFT today!

You can get the Need for Speed SHIFT app in iTunes for $9.99.

With 20 licensed cars like the Lamborghini Gallardo and Pagani Zonda, and 18 different tracks to race on, its not that hard to become addicted to this game. Gamers beat the clock and race across three different locations; Chicago, Tokyo and London.

Like its console counterpart, the Need for Speed SHIFT game for iPhones shows a simulated cockpit view, unlike other similar racing titles like Gameloft’s Asphalt and Ferrari. Also, the iPhone version retains the reliance on stat tracking for aggression and precision during races.

Players can steer the cars using the Accelerometer while breaking can be done by touching anywhere on the screen. The game also accelerates automatically so that’s one less to worry about. Drifting can be done by jerking the device in the direction of the bend. 🙂

Source: http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/213307/need-for-speed-shift-now-available-for-iphone/