If you've never heard of Psyonix, here's their previous work, which includes porting Monster Madness to the PS3 and helping out with the development of Gears of War, Unreal Tournament III, and Unreal Tournament 2k4.
Psyonix Studios today announced Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, an arena-based online vehicle sports game for PLAYSTATION® Network that brings together animated vehicles in sports-like gameplay.
The game features vehicles with incredible physics-based maneuverability, including boosters for launching high into the air or accelerating at break-neck speed on the ground. In the air, cars can roll, flip, jump, dodge or spin. In this team-based soccer-inspired game, the vehicles maneuver to perform breathtaking saves, awe-inspiring shots on goal, and gruesome demolishes of opponent cars. These abilities, combined with the players' own creativity, create a unique and thrilling experience every time.
Wide-ranging community involvement is supported through team and league play, as well as extensive statistical tracking, rankings, and rewards for individuals and teams. The game features mini-games and single player matches as well as team and league matches and scrimmage matches online. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars will also feature PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system trophies and players will be able to upload videos of their most exciting games to YouTube.
"It takes a pretty special game to carry such a lengthy title and be able to hold its head high amongst games with much shorter names," commented Dave Hagewood, Director of Development at Psyonix Studios. "Thankfully, we don't have to worry about fitting this title on a package."
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is expected to be available in early fall 2008.
I like that they're going to be supporting trophies and the new Youtube upload feature, as well. Looks interesting right now.
Edited by FriskyTanuki, 08 August 2008 - 11:42 PM.