FPV Drone Racing game Liftoff! Liftoff is a game that translates the rush of first-person view drone racing to the digital world. Join the biggest community for virtual FPV racing!
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Mostly Positive (32) - 78% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (620) - 83% of the 620 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 9, 2015
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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?

“The exact time is unknown as the scale of the project keeps growing and expanding.

Everything from our original concept has been added to the game since early 2017. Yet as the Liftoff community has grown so has our wish-list. Our promise is that we'll keep supporting the project as long as the community supports us, and we intend to keep that promise.

Staying in Early Access t allows us to release quickly and often. We like to release our features and content in steps, to allow the community to shape them with feedback and suggestions.When a game is considered fully released, that organic approach becomes more difficult.”

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

“The player is central in our plans. Feedback from the community will help us decide what the future of Liftoff will look like!

The final version of the game will be a greatly improved version of the current version. We keep adding content and features and often rework existing features to provide a better experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We consider the current version of Liftoff to be a fully functional game that has all the features you would expect from an FPV simulator. Our updates keep adding content and features on top, constantly expanding the scope of the project.”

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.

We have a very active community and by joining our forums, facebook group and discourt channel, you can get in direct contact with the development team.”
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February 2

Update 0.13.5 released!



A small update with some important fixes and changes, some new track elements included!

CHANGELIST
  • Added Flite Test track elements: 1 flag, 3 gates.
  • Added Rotor’s Cool flag.
  • Default voice chat mode is now “Push-to-Talk” (change in audio options).
  • Tweaked visualisation of voice chat icons, to increase visibility.
  • Fixed LOD issues with some Straw Bale props.
  • Fixed exploit that allowed blueprint editing.
  • Fixed issue with laptimes being displayed in Freeflight multiplayer.
  • Fixed issue where incorrect microphone got used in voice chat.
  • Fixed issue related to exiting the buttons setup menu.
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February 1

Update 0.13.4 released!



Liftoff is known to provide some of the best multiplayer experiences in the FPV sim world, and with 0.13.4 it only gets better!
See (and hear) you on the race track!

CHANGELIST
  • Multiplayer: added voice chat.
  • Multiplayer: added option to change room host.
  • Added voice chat settings to the Audio options.
  • Introduced a manual calibration option to the calibration system.
  • Upgraded the input system (slight performance increase).
  • Added Gyro Monitor to visualise drone setup performance (press F9).
  • Fixed crash issue in track editor.
  • Minor bugfixes.

VOICE CHAT
Players can now talk to each other over voice-chat in Multiplayer, making our online experience even more social than before. Want to help a new player get started? Smack talk your opponents? Figure out what the next track should be? Take the mic and let yourself be heard!
No worries, we also included mute options for everyone for emergencies. 😉


GYRO MONITOR
We’ve added a visualization of the quad’s gyro sensor. This is a tool for those who love PID-tuning, and are looking for the perfect quad setups. Notice shaking, but not sure where it’s coming from? Look at the gyro data to see which axis is acting up. The visualization can be shown by pressing F9, and graphs are colored Red (Roll), Pink (Pitch) and Yellow (Yaw). This visualisation tool will better help you understand your flight results.


REINTRODUCING MANUAL CALIBRATION
The big input revamp that was introduced in update 0.12.0 is a great success. Calibrating your input device is easier than ever and has a higher success rate. Unfortunately we identified some exceptions to that rule: some input devices and dongles don't play along that well. That's why we are reintroducing "Manual calibration" to Liftoff, hopefully providing you with an additional calibration tool in case of need.

Manual calibration will help in most cases where the automatic process does not work. During manual calibration you get an overview of all inputs (axes) that we detect from your controller. You can select which input to link to which drone control (pitch, roll, yaw, throttle) and change the behavior of the input.


BLACK SCREEN BUG
Some of you experience a black screen bug on Windows:
Short: reinstalling the game should fix the issue.

What's going on?

When releasing the Windows 64bit version of the game, Steam would have automatically updated your game to use this version instead of the usual 32bit version that was provided by us before. However, this caused some issues for certain users where the game seems to crash after viewing the start-up screen with the logo's coming by. This is due to the Steam plugin not being updated properly when switching versions of the game.
With version 0.13.4 we decided to remove the 64bit version of the game to further investigate crashing issues. This means that players using the 64bit version of the game are not put back on 32bit, causing the Steam plugin to wreck havoc once again.
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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. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    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. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    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. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    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. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    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. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    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. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
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