Gameloft has confirmed its free-to-play “cross-playable arcade racing experience” Disney Speedstorm has been delayed into next year.
“We have been working diligently to craft an amazing racing experience for Disney Speedstorm, capturing our vision of the exciting magic fans enjoy in their favourite Disney and Pixar characters and games. We want fans to not only be entertained, but to enjoy a fast-paced and competitive racing experience they will return to play for years to come,” the publisher explained.
“With this in mind and after careful consideration, we have decided to delay the worldwide release of Disney Speedstorm to meet our expectations and provide players with a more immersive racing experience, customisation offerings, game modes and more.
“Fans are invited to join us on the speedway when Disney Speedstorm launches in 2023 on PC and Consoles.
“We appreciate all of the feedback and support we’ve received from fans who participated in the beta earlier this year and our followers on social. We plan to keep fans up to speed on our progress with regular updates on these features as we head toward launch, so stay tuned for more over the next several weeks!
“We’d like to thank our community for their invaluable feedback and can’t wait for you to see what the team has been working hard to bring you.”
Asphalt series developer Gameloft Barcelona is behind this hero-based combat racing game, in which iconic Disney and Pixar heroes and villains have been reimagined as high-speed road warriors that compete on racetracks that take inspiration from their unique worlds.
The racers that have been revealed for the game’s roster so far include Captain Jack Sparrow, Mulan, Mickey Mouse, Sulley, and the Beast, whose stats can be upgraded and will each possess their own unique skills that “can impact the outcome of a single race and dramatically change the way to play.”
You will have the chance to race around tracks such as the docks of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, the wilds of The Jungle Book, the Great Wall of China seen in Mulan or the Scare Floor from Monsters, Inc., whether that be solo or challenging friends in local and remote multiplayer modes that come complete with cross-platform support.
There’s the promise that fresh content will always be “around the corner,” with new Disney and Pixar racers to “be added regularly and unique tracks will be released often,” with more details to be shared closer to launch.
Disney Speedstorm will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.