Discover Channel’s Street Outlaws is getting a game based on the popular show, courtesy of GameMill Entertainment, who announced that Street Outlaws: The List is coming to the Xbox One, PS4, PC, and the Nintendo Switch starting October 22nd, 2019 later this year.
The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is themed around American street racing, using production vehicles that can be highly tuned and customized to suit your tastes.
The best part about it is that the game features single and multiplayer modes, which includes online leaderboards along with local four-player co-op play via split-screen. That’s a rarity in today’s generation of gaming despite all the horsepower flowing through the home consoles in our technologically gifted era.
Unfortunately there are no gameplay trailers available just yet for the title, but there are a few in-game screenshots.
And yes, I do find it odd that with just a couple of months out from release there are no gameplay trailers or debut trailers to accompany the game’s announcement. It definitely sets off some red flags. And it’s not like GameMill has garnered a reputation like Bigben or Focus Home Interactive as being a go-to AA publisher for top notch games… not yet, anyway.
Even still, the screenshots look pretty cool. You get to modify the cars from top to bottom, from the intake to the drivetrain, and from the tires and wheels to the compression and electrical components.
The game offers 24 different vehicles to acquire and modify, all based on the vehicles that have been featured on the Street Outlaws show, such as the Crow, Farmtruck, and the Nova.
As you modify and tweak your car to perfection, you’ll participate in street races against other highly tuned road beasts, competing to see who has the better gallop off the starting line.
You’ll take to the streets across several different modes, including Smash, Sprint, and Bullseye.
I’ll withhold judgment on this game until we see more gameplay footage and get an idea of how the vehicles handle and what the physics are like.
While the screenshots look on point for the game and some of the cars look oh-so-sweet, part of the problem is that this is a licensed based property, and typically those kind of games have not had the best kind of reputation on the market.
Oftentimes they’re plagued with rushed development cycles, limited resources and assets, and buggy gameplay. Hopefully GameMill proves me and every other naysayer wrong by releasing a competent racing title for gearheads.
Given that both Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport have devolved into micrtransaction fests, we could definitely use some new blood on the circuit to inject some life back into the racing genre that isn’t a kart racer (not that there’s anything wrong with kart racers, because I love ’em).
As mentioned, you can look for Street Outlaws: The List to launch on October 22nd for the Xbox One, PS4, PC and the Nintendo Switch. For more information feel free to visit the official Street Outlaws website.