Sideways simulation DRIFT21 is released today

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Sideways simulation DRIFT21 is released today

After a period within Early Access, drift racing simulation game DRIFT21 is fully released on PC via Steam today. 

The title developed by ECC Games and published by 505 Games features 12 officially licensed rear-wheel-drive drifting legends, including the BMW E30 M3, the sixth-generation Ford Mustang, Mazda FD RX-7 and a couple of Nissan Silvias – which our very own Justin Sutton should be ecstatic about. 

Across all vehicles, you’ll are able to customise your ride, with over 1,900 components to choose from. From visual items such as wheels and paints to in-depth mechanical components in scenes akin to that of a mechanic simulator game. 

DRIFT21 Suspension Garage

Of course, unlike a release that is purely focussed on static car tinkering, you can slew your creation sideways in a plume of tyre smoke and on the faithfully recreated EBISU complex. The venue, which is based in Nihonmatsu, Japan, regularly holds real-life drifting events such as the D1 Grand Prix and is known for its Driftland, Minami and Touge layouts – all of which feature in DRIFT21, alongside the Polish track Koszalin and several other stadiums. 

There are seven single-player modes to play including time attack, career and quick race, plus online head-to-head multiplayer is also offered across five modes such as sprints and tandem. 

DRIFT21 Touge

The game looks to be more of a simulator than the popular CarX Drift Racing Online and could appeal to those who enjoy the original Assetto Corsa for drifting.

We hope to have some hands-on impressions very soon, but for now, early adopters of the full V1.0 release will benefit from a limited-time reduced price. 

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