Pacer release date

There’s a new arcade racer on the horizon and its name is Pacer. Rhymes aside, Pacer from developer R8 Games looks like a major throwback to Wipeout, the PlayStation racing series. In Pacer, vehicles don’t stick to the ground, as it’s all about anti-gravity racing, just like Wipeout. The team released a new Pacer trailer that includes a release date for just next month.

Pacer is looking to introduce some more modern features when it launches, though. Yes, you guessed it— Pacer is getting a battle royale.

The battle royale inspired “Storm” game mode has yet to see a proper reveal. R8 Games isn’t shying away from the mode’s inspiration, but it will be a smaller version of a battle royale, supporting only 10 players online. The game contains other single and multiplayer modes too, so if you’re sick of the battle royale genre, you’re still covered. Here’s a quick developer rundown on Pacer’s features:

  • Highly customizable craft – choose from five craft types, then head to the garage to fully customize your look, performance, tuning and weaponry.
  • Race the world – with 14 unique and challenging tracks with interchangeable variants (Night, Mirrored, Reverse) giving up to eight different ways to race any given circuit.
  • Choose your mode – There’s eight game modes including Elimination, Endurance and Pacer’s unique “Flowmentum,” along with the Battle Royale inspired “Storm” mode.
  • Campaign mode – develop from a trainee Pilot and advance through 10 unique race teams to become the Pacer world champion.
  • OST – featuring original tracks created by Tim Wright, or CoLD SToRAGE (of Wipeout fame).
  • Optimized for Online – with 10 player multiplayer and Online Ranked Mode you can see how you compete against the best in the world, with Online Tournament/Spectator Mode for easy streaming and fun events at all levels.

Speed demon

The Pacer release date reveal trailer shows the game at a blistering speed, along with its matching soundtrack. This one looks like a fitting homage to Wipeout, and hopefully the gameplay can match. Pacer launches September 17 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


Ben Kerry
Freelance Writer. Work seen elsewhere at Eurogamer, Gamereactor and Nintendo Enthusiast. Fan of action, racing and straight up walkin' in any video game he can get his hands on. When he's not gaming, Ben spends his time listening to way too much Guns N' Roses, watching football and probably eating somewhere.

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