A few days ago, rumors surfaced online, spread by gaming insider Nick “Speschal Nick” Baker, about a new game from Asobo Studio being developed in collaboration with Xbox. He then reported that this is a racing project, but not a competitor to Forza Motorsrport or Forza Horizon, but something in a different genre, suggesting that it could be karting.
In a new edition of the XboxEra podcast, Nick Baker revealed some of the details he has about the game. He said that Asobo Studio’s arcade racing game for Xbox during the prototype stage resembles arcade racing in the vein of Cruis’n USA. Developers at Asobo are reportedly investigating the possibility of using real-world geodata in the game, sort of like how it’s done in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Nick Baker emphasized several times on the podcast that the Asobo project he talks about is in the very early stages of prototyping and testing ideas. It is possible that he will not get to the release at all.