After a delay in December last year, Disney Speedstorm is finally back on track with a release date. This new licensed racer will now be launching in "early access" on the Switch on 18th April.
If you would like to join in on the fun early, you can pre-order the standard founder's pack for $29.99 USD or you can get the deluxe or ultimate packages for $49.99 / $69.99. This game will also be released as a free-to-play title at a later date.
These packs will grant you access to the game along with racer unlocks, additional racers (of your choice), tokens (in-game currency), golden pass credits (tied to seasonal rewards), exclusive founders kart livery, suits, and more.
Disney Speedstorm is described as the "ultimate" hero-based combat racing game filled with Disney and Pixar characters & tracks. It will support solo, local play, and even remote multiplayer modes - allowing you to face off against other racers from around the globe and become an online legend.
Will you be trying Disney Speedstorm out when it starts its engine on Switch next month? Tell us below.
Are they making the same mistakes that killed Chocobo Racing & Crash Team Racing?
I don't support F2P games.
Just let that business practice died.
Tell to them we hate F2P practice.
If there's a demo, I'll definitely try it. But I'm not sure I'm ready to lay down $70 for a digital racing game without knowing how it handles. It's going to be hard to beat the precision on Mario Kart.
The game itself actually looks fine as a Mario Kart alternative, but the monetization seems awful so no thanks. I'm sick of these predatory practices in video games.
Gameloft did made a great base game with Dreamlight Valley to lure people in, then added a predatory Premium Shop that destroyed the game.
Expecting this to be the same. Don’t let yourself be fooled.
I don't like this new "it's a free game but for £70 you can get it first" business model.
I'd love to try Dreamlight Valley too, but I'm not paying for anything that is meant to be free
Oh it's that Gameloft game right? I remember this from the direct, it looks pretty sick!
A lot of these characters feels off in a car...
They should add Mr Toad to the game. He would be right at home.
This feels like it has nothing to do with the characters that are being portrayed in Disney films. It could literally be a Simpsons or Harry Potter skin. Just a game made for profit and nothing else.
"Early access" 🤣 - The game has been delayed multiple times already, what joke is this.
F2P, no thanks; I have enough racing to play between MK8D and FH5 for a lifetime anyway.
4 reasons to avoid this like the pest:
1. Paid unlocks
3. Season pass
4. Free 2 pay.
Maybe if I didn’t have a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe machine that already does everything I want and more when it comes to a solid kart racer. Maybe if I only had an Xbox or PlayStation…maybe.
This game would had been more interesting if it wasn't a live service title. Hopefully Disney could keep this going for the long run unlike Square Enix and many others who try to turn every game under the sun into a live service title.
Point A: Mario kart 8 exists. Point B: why the hell would I want to give Disney money?
This is a very hard sell at that price point. Yes I understand it is a founder's thing and it will eventually be free to play but when the Switch already has (probably) the greatest kart racer of all time in MK8D, other games need to price themselves accordingly.
I do want to try this, but not at the £28.99 minimum price.
Back to Mario Kart, kings.
Judging the past year, Nintendo's probably going to announce wave 5 of the Booster Course Pass on the week beginning April 10th. Mario Kart competitors always seem to be unintentionally clashing with big MK8 Deluxe content/announcements like the whole Chocobo GP situation.
@Anti-Matter What's sad is that I really like the look of this game, and love Disney characters, but I wish it were just a regular release. I'd be all over it if it were! I may try it when it is "free to play" and see how it is, but I won't spend a dime on it, so if it's impossible to progress, then I'll drop it super quick.
No Thanks. Better Alternatives out there that offers more compare to this game.
Too long, too much, too “early access” for a game that was scheduled to release in “Summer 2022”. Early access should have been April of last year. What a joke.
But on the bright side Zelda TotK isn’t the only $70 game on Switch anymore.🤑
Uh yeah no I’m waiting for it to become free. I’m not spending money on a game that’ll become free in a couple months. (I will download it when it becomes free though)
Asphalt 9 was decent enough when you just bought the standard base pack and then played the game without really paying anything further. Hopefully this is the same.
Not many mentions of this being the same developer as Asphalt 9, so they do have experience on how to build a decent racer. This is also the same developer that did Disney Dreamlight Valley, so it's easy to see how they're extending their license of the IP. That's a decent business strategy. My girls all play DLV. I believe it will eventually go F2P like how DSS says it will. Honestly, I'm fine with a kind of initial purpose if it the game is decent enough. My kids have gotten a lot of hours of play out of DLV, so it was money well spent, even if it does turn f2p in a year or so. With their experience with A9 I assume they're using a very similar kind of model, maybe toned down a little since it's a younger target audience. For DLV my kids have not asked for more of the premium currency. Honestly, even my 13yr old didn't realize that was even an option. To me, that actually speak highly that there's enough in that game to help justify the initial cost. IF you can unlock everything in DSS with free in-game currency, then I'm totally find with this, and I expect my kids should be too. Will I spring for this initial purchase? Maybe, but I want confirmation on what's going to be unlockable. HOWEVER my big concern is if this will also end up pushing season passes that do require premium currency. It mentions season, but I expect maybe they'll split to have free and paid unlocks within the season. Not going to be happy if I gotta shell out $10 per kid per season. So, probably going to wait for reviews to help clarify all of that.
@Daggot I'm glad you got a cool head! Some people get too riled up when not informed about how games work.
Gameloft made good money charging the gulli... ahem... players to beta-test Dreamlight, so why should Speedstorm be any different, right?
@Greatluigi Same, just like with Dreamlight Valley I'll wait for it to become free to play to try it, although I have to say that it looks pretty cool!
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