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Calibre 10 Racing Series

A Spiritual Successor To Harms Way Comes To Xbox One

Some gamers get an adrenaline rush from cruising down the virtual road at hundreds of miles an hour. For those who need a little more danger injected into the proceedings, I suggest you check out Calibre 10 Racing Series.

This spiritual successor to the XBLA underground hit Harms Way injects player controlled gun turrets into the mix to spice up the otherwise traditional racing. Four teams of two players compete against one another, jockeying for first place while trying to run opponents off the road with well placed ordnance strikes. Instead of letting the shooter ride shotgun, developer Bongfish chose to give them control of turrets stationed around the race course. Only one player can occupy a turret at once, so you need to pick your shots well when you finally jump to an open turret and get an opposing racer in your sights.

The player behind the wheel has a more complex task at hand. In addition to avoiding enemy fire, he or she must carefully navigate the track to receive the optimal upgrades scattered around the course and avoid the ones that penalize either the driver or the shooter. Power ups include a temporary shield, nitro refills, and upgraded turrets. Drivers can also replenish nitro by performing drifts.

Look for Calibre 10 Racing Series on Steam early access next week. An Xbox One version is also tentatively scheduled for the fall.  

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  • Whether intentional or not, one of the "related games", if you will, under the picture is XGRA, or eXtreme G Racing Association. I like the idea behind this game but man, I would love an Extreme G remake. That, along with a Rush (non-arcade) remake would be the nostalgia bomb of all nostalgia bombs for me. I'll keep an eye on this game though. The idea is neat, though it'd be cool if the turret was actually on the car itself.
  • This sounds like an awesome racing game, I'm not a fan of the racing genre but if you add some exciting and unordinary things, then you have my attention.

  • Harms Way was just awful, hopefully they can improve.

  • Harms Way actually sucked. The only reason I downloaded it is because it was free and a really easy game to get every achievement on. You didn't even have to complete an actual race to get them all either.

  • Sounds EXACTLY like Harms Way, except for not so dirty. Still want to play it though.

  • Looks nice though i would like a nice game with guns mounted on the car. Something like death race.