FPV Drone Racing game Liftoff! Liftoff is a game that translates the rush of first-person view drone racing to the digital world, developed by the game developer LuGus Studios and drone manufacturers ImmersionRC and FatShark.
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Nov 9, 2015
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As gamers we are big fans of an open approach to game development. To create the best game possible we want to let the gaming community participate in the decision-making. We plan to actively engage with the players and are open to feedback and suggestions.

The Early Access program allows us to collect all the information we need to improve and expand the current version of Liftoff.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“If everything goes as planned, we hope to release the final version in 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The player is central in our plans. We feel we have a solid basis with our Early Access version. Feedback from the community will help us decide what the future of Liftoff will look like!
Currently, we are mainly focussing on some key aspects of the simulation before we add more complex layers to the game. Future updates will consist of both new features and content: more drone parts, environments, race functionality, track building, extra games modes, and a compelling multiplayer mode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We consider the current version of Liftoff a solid base for an exciting platform to come. The current version is playable and focuses on basic functionality and realistic flight simulation, a key component to test before adding extra layers to the experience.

Depending on the feedback we get from the gaming community we might decide to expand the scope of the game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Everyone brave enough to try out an unfinished product, and share feedback with the developers deserves a discount in our opinion. You'll get the Early Access version at a nice discount price. We plan to raise the price once the game is feature complete.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We feel the player has a central role in helping us create our game. Not only do we hope to improve the current version of the game, but we are also interested in suggestions on how to improve and expand the game with more content and features.

The current version of the game includes a simple-to-use feedback tool, so involvement is easy and quick.”
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January 15

Milestone 0.13.0 released!



What better way to celebrate the new year than by releasing one of the biggest Liftoff updates to date? Enjoy!

CHANGELIST
  • Added a new environment: “The Pit”.
  • Added “ThePitTrack01” race track.
  • Added Infinite Race mode to single player and multiplayer.
  • Updated physics and flight behavior.
  • Multiplayer: added player profiles (click player entry).
  • Multiplayer: added drone selection option (click your entry).
  • Added laptime indicators in all race modes.
  • Added drone setup sharing feature (Steam Workshop)
  • Fixed hints not showing up in the loading screen.
  • Removed issue with floating goggle assets.
  • Fixed input issue in multiple menu scenes.
  • Workshops links are now filtered based on selected content.
  • Content loading is updated to give priority to drone setups.
  • Added support for Windows 64bit
  • Minor bugfixes

THE PIT
New and bigger environments, that’s what you’ve asked for and that’s what we deliver in this update!

We are proud to reveal “The Pit”, a huge, open level with lots of freestyle and track building opportunities. The Pit will be 1 km2 in size, making it one of the biggest environments in Liftoff yet. We love powerlooping the transport belts, diving the 200m high cliff faces and doing all kinds of crazy freestyle tricks around our massive excavator.

We can’t wait to see what awesome tracks you create in The Pit!


INFINITE RACE
One thing to try in the new environment is our new Infinite race mode, a new game mode that’s available in both single player and multiplayer. The goal of the mode is to increase the air-time during your gameplay sessions. Infinite Race mode allows you to fly as many laps as you want; only the lap times matter here. We found this variation in the classic race mode to be quite addictive and we hope you like it as well!

SWAPPING DRONES IN MULTIPLAYER
Finally! It took us a while, but we finally have the option to swap setups in multiplayer. You can do this by clicking your player entry in multiplayer, and by scrolling through your fleet setups in the newly introduced player profile window. In a similar fashion, you can look up other players’ profiles and discover the setup they have selected for that multiplayer session. Even cooler, when someone has uploaded his drone setup to the workshop, you can download his setup from his profile by clicking the download icon!

DID YOU SAY DRONE SHARING?
Yes, drone sharing is now a thing in Liftoff. The Workshop is no longer limited to sharing and downloading your favorite Liftoff tracks, but also allows you to publish kick-ass drone setups for everyone to discover. Want to know what setup someone uses? Simply check out their profile and discover if the setup was shared by the player.

Sharing drones can currently be done in the drone selection screen by clicking the “Share” button. By clicking the button you get access to a short form to fill in the submission details. With just one click on the “submission” button, your drone setup, including its flight controller settings, is now available for download to over 60.000 Liftoff players.
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December 19, 2017

Update 0.12.9 released!



While we are not ready yet to release the new features and content we are working on, we didn’t want to wait to release these fixes and small (but fun) additions.

Big thanks to the community members who notified us about these issues, your feedback is key in providing a quality experience while we continue to update (and break) the game with each update. While updates like this are not as exciting as some of the bigger updates that include big features and content, they are nonetheless very important in making Liftoff the best FPV sim.

CHANGELIST
  • Fixed issue with false start at countdown.
  • Fixed animation issue for Tournament and Leaderboards pannels.
  • Fixed clipping issue of error pannel.
  • Slightly increased “center stick” time in the calibration setup.
  • Removed Delayed Backflip trick in favour of Powerloop.
  • Added blueprint setup inspired by Control.fpv.
  • Added Control.fpv skin for Talon.
  • Happy holidays!

CONTROL.FPV
As the changelist suggest, we’ve added a new bleuprint setup for you to enjoy. The setup gets its own cool skin and is completely tunes by Michael Tseng, known by many as Control.FPV.

#Discussions_QuoteBlock_Author
This quad is comprised of parts that together reproduce the closest feel to what I race at live events. It has an ‘all around’ configuration that sacrifices top speed in the straights for additional control in the corners.

Michael has been an amazing member of the community, streaming his practise sessions in Liftoff almost every day on Twitch. He’s not just an fantastic Liftoff community member but also an amazing real life pilot, recently showing off his skill on DR1.
Both the Liftoff team as Michael himself would love to know what you think of this setup!

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Reviews

“Having spent about 15 minutes messing about in the skies myself, I couldn’t help but be reminded of early Wipeout games – solely down to the fact that Liftoff feels like unadulterated fun.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The level of detail that’s put into the game shows that they’ve really considered the real experience of flying FPV miniquads and translated it into their simulator.”
Propwashed

“Something that I’ve found very impressive has been just how open with their community the development team have been.”
Steamified

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Liftoff requires a remote or controller to play

About This Game

Liftoff is the gateway to the quadcopter racing scene, a platform both for pilots with real-life experience and for gamers who are still unfamiliar with the new sport. Veterans can explore new environments or race one another, while newcomers can hone their flying skills before taking to the field.




DRONE LOVE FOR EVERYONE
We want to open up the FPV racing experience to everyone. Liftoff is a game for everyone, from FPV racing veterans to gamers who want take their first digital steps in the drone racing scene.

SIMULITIOUS!
Liftoff features realistic drone physics, recommended by top drone pilots in the world. Flying a drone in the game feels so real, you’ll forget it isn’t.

CUSTOMIZATION
The drone community is a full of creative minds and technological tinkerers. Accordingly, Liftoff has tools to customize your drones and to create custom race tracks.

EXPANDING PLATFORM
We’ll continuously develop the game and keep adding more content and features as long as the community supports them. We are always interested to hear your ideas!

HARDWARE SUPPORT
Liftoff supports the use of FPV goggles and a wide range of remotes to further blur the line between the game experience and the real world.

IMPORTANT NOTES
A gamepad or dedicated R/C controller are required to play Liftoff!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Specs are subject to change.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Specs are subject to change.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 1,6 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Futaba does not work for Mac. Specs are subject to change.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Specs are subject to change.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1,6 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Specs are subject to change.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Specs are subject to change.
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