Real Racing’s Upcoming Online Multiplayer Feature To Allow Users To Race In Real-Time With 4 Players
If you like playing racing games on your iPhone, it is very unlikely that you have not already downloaded Real Racing, the popular racing game from Firemint.
The iPhone app has been among the most popular racing games on the App Store and was included in Apple's 'Best of 2009' list last year. More recently, Firemint was also awarded the Apple Design awards at the WWDC event this year.
Despite its popularity, Real Racing has not quite emulated the console gaming experience simply because there is no way to connect to other players online for a multiplayer game. Real Racing did let iPhone toting friends connect via Wi-Fi for a multiplayer game, which is still not quite the same as an online game.
That could change soon thanks to the launch of Apple's new social gaming network; Game Center. Firemint has announced that their iPhone game will soon receive an update that will allow up to 4 players to connect via Game Center to engage in an online racing game. There is no word on when this new update will be made available on the App Store.
This is not the first time Real Racing is receiving a Game Center related update though. Last month, Firemint introduced version 1.24 of Real Racing that among other things, also let users with iOS 4.1 compatible devices to view their achievements and time trials in the Game Center application. The next update could significantly enhance the popularity of this exciting game.
While we still wait for the new version to be release, you could check out the current version of Real Racing from the App Store, which is currently on sale for $2.99 (iTunes link) – a 40% discount.
We can't wait to try out the online multiplayer feature. How about you?
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