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july 14, 2017 - Sony

MotoGP’s Milestone returns with off-road arcade racer Gravel, out early 2018 - First dev diary offers a behind the scenes look at the studio's work on Unreal Engine

Hello #playstation fans! Summer has finally come and we know many expected some news on  #gravel, the new arcade off-road racer made by #milestone, and here we are.
Today, we’d like to give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the development of #gravel with this dev diary (and it’s just the first!). And if you’re asking yourself what this all is about, well, buckle up: you’re about to discover an off-road racer like no other.

So sit back, relax, take a step into our offices and meet some of the talented guys and girls that poured all their creativity and passion in what we think is a really noble goal: build an incredibly fun, fast-paced, over the top rollercoaster ride with some of the most powerful off-road vehicles man has ever created, reminiscent of the arcade racers of old, but bestowed with breakthrough graphics and audio.

And it’s all about pure fun: what we want is for you to step on the gas of V8 trophy trucks and legendary rally cars and partake in the greatest off-road show ever, holding your breath until the finish line.

Did we mention everything is wrapped-up in a faux TV-Show, inspired to the best extreme-sports channels that will take you to some of the most beautiful places in the world?

Yes, we know it’s a lot, but this is #gravel: the quintessential arcade racer, where fun and show business become one.

And you will be at the center of it all, fighting hard in a competition that will set you up against the Masters, elected champions of the previous years. And what about four different off-road disciplines, each characterized by unique environments and driving style? Everything, from the Masters faces and personal stories, to the disciplines and their peculiarities, will be revealed in the next future.

In other words, all of this is yet to come, but today we’ll take five minutes of your time to show you some of the amazing landscapes our 3D artists are modeling with #unrealengine, to tell you something more about the in-game audio, and to show you how skies and lighting can make all the difference in the world.

Stepping up our game with #unrealengine, something that happened recently at #milestone, we have taken a chance to overhaul many other aspects of our game production, from the art department to the reference and audio engineering.

This brief tour, combined with more to come, will let you have a sneak peek into everything we’ve been doing in the last months here at #milestone, and we’re incredibly excited to have you take a look at our new creature.

Enjoy the first #gravel Dev Diary and be ready to join us in this incredible off-road tour in early 2018. Stay tuned for much more in the next months!

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