The Unreal Engine 4 powered off-road racing game, Gravel, is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $49.99. This arcade racer comes from the experienced studio–Milestone S.r.l. The team, originally labeled as Graffiti, released three games from 1994-1995 before changing their name to Milestone. Milestone is most known for their work on the MotoGP and WRC: FIA World Rally Championship franchises. MotoGP 13 and Valentino Rossi: The Game is two of the studio’s most well-received titles.
Gravel features over 50 tracks across exotic locations scattered around the world. Containing dozens of “iconic” vehicles, Gravel‘s campaign is split into four disciplines: Wild Rush, Cross Country, Stadium Circuit, and Speed Cross. The single-player experience promises 60 events as players tour through what the game calls the Gravel Channel.
The game features PS4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements in the form of improved texture quality, visual effects, and a higher rendering resolution. The title still targets 30 frames per second on both mid-gen consoles. HDR is supported on PC, PS4, and PS4 Pro, though the Xbox One S and X miss out on this feature. According to a dev, “When the game’s development started, the Unreal Engine 4 didn’t support HDR on the platform yet. This is the reason behind the absence of HDR“.
A free demo will be made available on all platforms this week. Gravel‘s season pass, consisting of five add-ons, retails for $24.99. The game’s Special Edition, which includes the season pass, sets you back $69.99. According to online listings, nothing else is added, meaning users only save $5 by purchasing the Special Edition.
More about Milestone:
Milestone was founded in 1996 in Milan, and since then it has consolidated its position as Italy‘s foremost video game developer on consoles and PC. The high quality of its products makes it unique in Italy, and it has established itself internationally as one of the best development teams working in the racing genre, both on and off-road.
The team is renowned for their creativity, expertise, and above all for their immense passion for the world of motorsports, be it on two or four wheels. Over the years they have been responsible for epoch-defining racing titles, including “Screamer” “MotoGP 08”, the “Superbike” series, and, since 2010, the official games of the World Rally Championship. This has lead to the team forging close links with prominent partner companies over the years, including publishers like Atari, Black Bean Games, Capcom, Electronic Arts and Virgin.