We’ve seen car preview videos galore, but finally the Slightly Mad Studios guys have graced us with some actual gameplay footage from World of Speed.
The nearly four-minute long video shows off the RUF RK Coupe and Mercedes SLS in all their brightly colored glory as they race through the streets of Moscow, the city’s towering spires reflected on the autos’ gleaming hoods. The race took place during a community livestream, so it’s refreshingly “imperfect” — there’s bumping and skidding and a general lack of polish (including the murder of an innocent traffic cone at 40 seconds) that you’d expect from a real race, as opposed to something carefully selected by the marketing department to show off a game’s perfect brilliance.
Of course, lots of racing games look nice. We won’t know for a while still whether World of Speed plays nice, but you can sign up for the beta on the game’s website and hopefully find out for yourself.