Finally, we know the answer to that age-old question: What do you get if you cross Fortnite and Rocket League? You get Notmycar, that’s what you get.
As you’ve probably noticed, gaming’s only about one thing just now: battle royales. Since Fortnite really took off (is that game a big deal or what?), everyone’s been wanting a slice of the action. The ever-present Call of Duty series has its spangly new Blackout mode, Battlefield 5’s got its own take on the concept… everybody’s at it.
Car combat games were already a thing long before all of this took off, though. The likes of Twisted Metal and Cel Damage (not that anybody remembers Cel Damage) took the racing and fighting genres and spliced them together, with a heaping helping of ACME cartoon mayhem thrown in.
In short, perfect fodder for yet another take on the battle royale genre. Just bump up the number of players, dramatically increase the size of the map, and away you go. This is exactly what Skybound Games is shooting for with Notmycar. It’s billed as a “white-knuckle, lead-footed vehicular battle royale,” coming to Steam in 2019.
You know the drill here: players are all dropped onto a vast island map together. They start unarmed, and must quickly equip themselves with whatever they can grab. As you play more matches and gain experience, you’ll unlock access to a range of alternative vehicles. So far, so Fortnite, just with the rather neat-sounding gimmick that everybody’s a car.
If you’d like to see a quick teaser of Notmycar in action, Skybound Games has released one for you to check out right above. If that’s enough to pique your interest, there’s a Test Drive (closed beta) you can sign up for on the game’s official site. You’ll need to be quick, though, as it kicks off on December 8, running from noon to midnight PDT on the 8th and the 9th.
It sounds as though the team is pretty darn invested in the whole thing, too. “’Notmycar’ is an incredible concept and we’re excited to share this Test Drive with our community,” said Skybound CEO Ian Howe. “Their voice directly affects the products we’re going to focus on, so being able to get their feedback at this point is a huge opportunity.”
So, there you go. If you’re interested in this one, you’d better hop on board and make sure your voice is heard.