PC gamers, here is an early Christmas present for you. Bugbear Entertainment announced today that it has just released the very first Early Access version of its Next Car Game. Not only that, but you can also find below a video from our reader “Jonathan Gustafsson”, showcasing the game’s “Destruction Derby” arena.
As Bugbear noted, the game is being sold exclusively through its site for now, and thanks to Valve all its pre-order supporters can download the game through Steam.
“By pre-ordering the game now, not only you get to play right away but also have a chance to get a lot of cool exclusive extras like technology sneak peek 2.0, special supporter car and your name in the game – and what’s best, get all this in a special price!”
The first release contains two playable cars and three tracks, showcasing both white-knuckle track racing and explosive demolition derby action with 24 cars that will give you some taste of things to come.
Do note, however, that the Early Access phase is meant to give you a chance to experience the game as it progresses through its development cycle, and the game is still at a pretty early stage. As such, it does have a truckload of missing features, nasty bugs, choppy performance and can generally just leave a sour taste in your mouth.
Bugbear has also announced that it has released a free version of its technology sneak peek for everyone to enjoy. The free version contains a limited version of the playground scene that Bugbear uses internally to test various features like car damage and environment destruction.