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Slightly Mad Studios announces free-to-play racing title World of Speed

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Posted on February 10, 2014 AT 07:30am

Slightly Mad Studios is set to release a new free-to-play arcade racing title on PC later this year called World of Speed, publisher My.com has announced.

The London-based studio, known for its previous work on Need for Speed: Shift, is designing the game as an evolving online experience. Players will be able to form and join Clubs, where they will be able to create custom logos, earn access to a Club garage social hub, and compete against other Clubs. Slightly Mad plans to support the title with live events and challenges as well as by continuously adding new modes, cars, and courses.

“At the heart of World of Speed lies a unique massive multiplayer online experience which incorporates a dynamic social elements and entirely new ways to compete in a racing video game — from an individual to a team level,” Ian Bell, chief executive officer of Slightly Mad Studios, said in a press release. ”World of Speed is an online game and will be continuously supported with innovative and fresh content to keep the competition furious well after its launch.”

The game will feature real cars and locations, including England’s Brand Hatch, as well as custom courses created in major cities such as London and Moscow.

World of Speed is set to release later this year, and those that are interested can sign up for the beta now.

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