2020 Racing Games

Inertial Drift Released For XBox One

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How many consoles can you play Inertial Drift on? As of today, all of them…the XBox One version was released after a short delay from the PS4, Switch and PC vesions. So what awaits you?

Inertial Drift is an arcade racer with a retro artstyle that publisher PQube and developer Level 91 Entertainment tout as having “devastatingly unique handling model and unbelievably satisfying twin-stick drift mechanics.” What they mean by that is your right stick is solely devoted to drift control, allowing for simple maneuvering on the game’s 20 tracks. Seven mdoes of gameplay are packed in, including the following:

1. Practice
Practice makes… you know the rest. This mode keeps things simple – just you, your car and the road. It’s the perfect way to get used to the handling of a brand new car for the first time, without having to compete for track-space with rivals.

2. Ghost Battle
Like practise mode, this is another great place to hone your craft, only this time you’ll be racing against the ghosts of other players. Unlike in a full 1v1 race, Ghost Battles allow you a valuable insight into the way your opponents approach a track. Keep an eye out for their glowing skid-trails to help you study their lines and knock valuable seconds off your lap times.

3. Time Attack
Those who have already checked out the Inertial Drift: Sunset Prologue will be more than familiar with this mode. The objective is simple – record the fastest lap. Achieving it will be another matter…

4. Race
This is what’s it’s all about.
Intense, head-to-head racing in some of the most exciting cars you’ll ever get behind the wheel of. All cars are fitted with the Phase Shift Impact Prevention System, so all you and your opponent need to do is focus on your lines. But don’t make the mistake of thinking there won’t be any crashes – the 20 tracks will demand total concentration and no shortage of skill to navigate safely.

5. Duel
As well as a traditional race, you can also take on drivers in Duel mode. Score points by putting distance between yourself and an opponent – and the first driver to fill up their bar wins! The race lead can swing frequently from one driver to another in Inertial Drift, so every second you can stay ahead is vital.

6. Endurance
In this mode you’ll race solo, attempting to reach each checkpoint before the timer runs out. Sure, the first lap might be easy enough – but how long will you be able to keep it up?

7. Style
Every drifter knows that it’s not always about speed. This mode rewards those who are willing to take a risk in the pursuit of style. Race on the very limits of the track and earn points for nose skims, dirt drops and more. You can chain up moves for a greater reward, but be warned: you will be penalized for crashing.

Want to try out Inertial Drift for free? Go to this Steam page and download the Sunset Prologue demo. If you like how it handles, look for Inertial Drift today on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One and PC.

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