Asobo Studio Is Reportedly Prototyping A Racing Game For Xbox
Asobo Studio is prototyping a brand new racing game for Xbox, possibly a kart racer, based on a new rumor.
Speaking during episode 125 of The XboxEra Podcast, Shpeshal Nick claimed that he’s heard about Asobo Studio working on an early prototype for a new racing game for Xbox that may actually be a kart racer.
Given that the first-party lineup for Xbox does not feature a kart racer, this may be something Microsoft and Asobo Studio are considering. Based on Shpeshal Nick‘s information, the concept is still in the prototyping phase, so it remains to be seen whether it materializes into an actual game in the end.
Asobo Studio’s previous title for Xbox, Microsoft Flight Simulator, mimics the terrain of the whole Earth using data from Bing Maps. Microsoft Azure’s artificial intelligence (AI) creates three-dimensional representations of Earth’s properties by combining cloud computing to render and improve graphics with real-world data to create real-time weather and effects.
With over 1,000 simulated surfaces and realistic wind models across hills and mountains, Flight Simulator incorporates a physics engine to give realistic flight control surfaces. Some locations have been created and are only available in region-specific upgrades. The Azure AI includes real-time factors like natural weather and real-world aviation traffic to enhance its authenticity. New elements such as landing difficulties and assists, as well as safaris where pilots may picture animals from the air, have been added to the game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator was released on August 18, 2020, and is available on Game Pass. The game marks the series’ comeback after a 14-year hiatus, with production starting six years in advance of its release. It later received a virtual reality (VR) edition following in December of the same year, making it the first game in the series to do so. On July 27, 2021, it was released for the Xbox Series X and Series S, making it the first game in the series to get a console release.