VR-ready anti-grav racer Flashout 3 now available on PC and Steam Deck

Flashout 3 by Jujubee is out now, bringing VR-ready anti-grav thrills to PC, Mac OS, Linux, and Steam Deck.

As hinted earlier this year, the anti-gravity racer Flashout 3 was released today (September 23, 2022) for PC, macOS, Linux and Steam Deck.

With VR headset support via OpenXR, Flashout 3 is heavily inspired by the wipeE’out’ game series, which combines racing and combat to create futuristic on-track skirmishes.

Developer Jujubee has implemented a 10-tournament campaign mode, two-player split-screen, and a booming synthic soundtrack in its third iteration of the Flashout series. The Polish developer has also created a free demo version of the game that can be downloaded and played on Steam.

The anti-gravity racing genre has seen several additions recently, including Redout 2, Pacer, and Gravity Chase, but Flashout 3’s notable selling point is its VR and motion simulator compatibility. The prospect of experiencing first-hand the chaos of high-speed futuristic combat racing is enticing, but it remains to be seen how well it works in practice.

VR-ready anti-grav racer Flashout 3 now available on PC and Steam Deck

Flashout 3 is available now for PC, macOS, Steam Deck (Jujubee promises full compatibility but is currently classified as “Unknown”) and Linux on the GOG and Steam stores. PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch versions are slated for release before the end of the year.

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