System 3 score first third-party beta
System 3, the publisher behind the upcoming racer SuperCar Challenge, have told the info-hungry masses that theÂ online beta trial has begun.
This news might not seem really all that important, considering that we have all seen betas before. The salient point is that this beta is the first carried out on the PS3 by a third party developer.
SuperCar Challenge is looking pretty good, but what about this online beta? With races for 2-16 players, what does this mean for the PlayStation 3′s other third party developers?
SuperCar Challenge is currently under development by Eutechnyx,Â scheduled for a release Â in Q2 2009 and promises handling options to suit all skill levels. From the most basic of novices right through to the Lewis HamiltonÂ protÃ©gÃ©sÂ out there, everyone should be able to get the most out of this game.
SCC has a great look and might just be a nice filler between release and the arrival of GT5.
Of particular interest is the fact that the game will sport adaptive AI so that as you get better, so too do your opponents. Wet tracks, standing water, 40 courses and full 1080pÂ graphics all feature alongside a selection of modes including Arcade, Tournament, Online and Quick Race.
The fact that this is the first third-party beta being carried out suggest that this game might prove to beÂ the tip of the iceberg. As Sony gains ground on the competition, it is this sort of thing that will help make the PS3 a lead platform for multiplatform games.
Whether this is a one-off or not, the fact that this beta is happening spells good things for the future of the console, and may even prompt other developers to approach Sony to have trials and betas carried out.
After all, what’s good for the goose…
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