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  The Race Is On: Futuristic 4K 60fps Combat Racer Pacer Speeds Round UK for Consumer Tour
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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Middlesbrough, UK - Wednesday 17th April, 2019: After drawing in the crowds at SXSW in Austin, GDC in San Francisco, and PAX East in Boston, futuristic combat racer Pacer is set to expand its footprint in the UK, taking the latest build of its much-anticipated PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC title to gamers at multiple events across the British Isles.


Earlier this month, Pacer drew much praise with an appearance at EGX Rezzed in London - you can check out RockPaperShotgun’s live stream of Pacer during its run in the capital here - and now it’s set to build on that momentum by making its mark at a further three major UK events.


Between Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April, Pacer will be on show at Insomnia 64 at the NEC in Birmingham, all before heading to PLAY Expo in Manchester Central Exhibition Complex between Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May.


Finally, Pacer will also be popping back to the UK capital at the end of the month, making waves at MCM Comic Con in ExCeL London between Friday 24th May and Sunday 26th May.


All three events will give yet more gamers the chance the experience Pacer’s 4K-enabled, 60 frames-per-second gameplay, throwing them into a pulse-raising future generation anti-gravity racer that mixes high octane speed with fully-customisable craft.


“It’s safe to say the Pacer team have seen their fair share of hotel rooms during the last couple of months and crossed between a fair few time zones,” offers Steve Iles, Senior Producer. “It’s all been worth it, however. As Pacer enters the final lap of its development, it’s really rewarding to see players on both sides of the Atlantic take to the track and experience the 4K 60fps action we’ll be bringing to console and PC later this year.”


At launch, Pacer will bring 14 different tracks and five customisable craft to the table, building upon R8 Games’ goal of both recapturing and expanding upon the spirit of the anti-gravity racers that made their mark in the 1990s. Likewise, play will also feature a stellar soundtrack that will immerse the player in both original and licensed tracks from CoLD SToRAGE, Dub FX and many more.


Pacer features: -

  • Unique Storm Mode for single player and multiplayer: Life or death in a contracting field of play - the first ever Battle Royale arcade racer
  • Spectator Mode: Follow any pilot with Chase, Nose, Orbit or Environment cameras while displaying all race stats
  • Highly customizable: Craft, weapons and cosmetics
  • Replay Mode: For capturing and sharing amazing action clips and stills
  • Online Ranked Mode: Find out how your piloting skills rate against the best in the world
  • Online Tournament/Spectator Mode: For easy streaming and encouraging fun events at all levels
  • Campaign: Unlock team skins, as well as more challenging tracks and speed classes
  • Designers Republic partnership: Graphic designs that influenced a generation in games and music
  • OST and SFX: Created by Tim Wright aka CoLD SToRAGE
  • In-game VOIP, making in-game chat both easy and fun
  • Hosted servers: To level the online playing field and minimize the possibility of cheating

For media appointments at any of the three forthcoming UK events, please contact the Renaissance PR team via the details below. To register your interest in receiving code for Pacer, please complete the form here.


For Further information, please contact:


Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected]  +44 (0) 7828 692 315


Keith Andrew - Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7834 237 322




About R8 Games:

Formed in 2014, R8 Games is an independent game development studio based in the North East of England. Their current focus is creating titles for both PC and consoles. The team features a wealth of established talent who between them have worked on franchises such as Borderlands, Crackdown 3, Mass Effect, Wipeout, Motorstorm, Lego Batman, The Escapists 2, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and the Incredible Hulk.


More information about the company will be made available soon, but in the meantime, R8 Games Facebook Page can be found here: