PS2 Previews: Midnight Club: Street Racing Preview

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Midnight Club: Street Racing Preview

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Scheduled release date:

Fall 2000

   Developed by the same people who brought us Midtown Madness for PC, Midnight Club: Street Racing is a game where a cabby falls in with the wrong crowd. This cab driver happens to see some illegal street racing going on and so he decides to join the fun. The game is a PS2 release, and it is still in its early form of development. Check out the preview of Midnight Club.

   The expected graphics aren't spectacular but they aren't bad. The environments are brightly lit, and the backgrounds are sharply detailed. Although textures such as buildings need some more work, and the cars have too much chrome. Lighting effects such as backlight trails will be part of the games eye candy atmosphere, but perhaps the look is a bit exaggerated. At an early stage, the game's cars look somewhat boxy, and harsh. Hopefully the final result changes. The backgrounds so far as the best feature of the game, they really look good.

   The story I have explained already, a cabby driving around, until noticing some illegal racing action going on, so he decides to join and WAM next thing he knows the cops want him. Speaking of that, there will be cops chasing your tail, to pull you over and possibly expel you from the race. Midnight Racing will take place in New York, London, and Tokyo. Players will encounter traffic jams, find shortcuts, and even come to some road blocks or obstacles. Midnight Racing will play in the vein of GT Interactive's Driver, and similar to Driver the game will also sport some dramatic crashes, oooh...ahhh.

   Midnight Club: Street Racing has received no official release date, and it is still under the TBA list. Hopefully this changes in a short time, and we may possibly experience this game before the years end. Enjoy these screens we have to offer for you, but don't forget that those are coming from a very early stages of development.

5/17/2000 SolidSnake

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