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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Dusseldorf, Germany, January 30, 2020 – LuGus Studios and astragon Entertainment have announced that Liftoff: Drone Racing, a brand new, fast-paced, action-packed drone racing simulation game, will launch on Playstation®4 and Xbox One later this year. First details, screenshots and a trailer have been shared alongside today’s announcement. Media representatives and visitors of PAX East in Boston will be able to preview Liftoff: Drone Racing from February 27 to March 1, 2020.

Watch the teaser trailer right here:

“Liftoff: Drone Racing will give drone enthusiasts on consoles the chance to experience everything the thrilling quadcopter racing universe has to offer from cooperations with established licence partners to exhilarating races,” says Julia Pfiffer, CEO of astragon Entertainment.  

Since its original release on Steam in September 2018, Liftoff: FPV Drone Racing has become a staple among drone racing enthusiasts. Its lasting popularity prompted astragon Entertainment to cooperate with Belgian studio LuGus Studios to develop a new title for Playstation®4 and Xbox One. 

In Liftoff: Drone Racing, console players will be able to experience all of the hallmarks of the exciting, high-speed sport. For starters, drones can be customized with countless licensed frames and parts, which allows pilots to squeeze every bit of efficiency from their humble creations. 

Of course, veterans will be able to participate in pulse-pounding races with other FPV competitors. Newcomers, on the other hand, can sink their teeth into a variety of game modes designed to hone their flying skills. A dedicated “assisted flight” feature will ensure the game is accessible to everyone, including players who’ve never flown a drone before.   

Details on more new features included in the game will be shared at a later date.

Fans and media will be able to preview an early alpha version of Liftoff: Drone Racing at this year’s PAX East in Boston, which runs from February 27 to March 1, 2020. The title will be part of the astragon exhibition portfolio.

Liftoff: Drone Racing will launch for Playstation®4 and Xbox One in 2020.

For more information about Liftoff: Drone Racing please visit:

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astragon Entertainment GmbH

astragon Entertainment (founded in 2000) ranks among the leading independent games publishers in Germany. Our versatile product portfolio focuses on high-quality technical simulation games such as Construction Simulator, Farming Simulator or Bus Simulator, but also covers complex economic simulations and strategy games. The distribution of the Big Fish franchise (Mystery Case Files, Dark Parables, Grim Tales) completes our exciting product range. Games by astragon are available world-wide on many different platforms such as consoles, smartphones, tablets and PC. Please visit us for more information at


LuGus Studios

LuGus Studios was founded in 2011 by Kevin Haelterman and Tom Lissens in Hasselt, Belgium. Over the last few years, the Belgian developer studio has developed several indie titles for various platforms including "Creature of Habit" or "Runes of Brennos". In 2018, LuGus Studio released the drone simulator Liftoff: FPV Drone Racing for the PC, which also got another DLC. For more information, please visit