Enter the world of professional competitive drift and win online series amongst hundreds of other players to become the living legend. Buy, tune, trade, unite and conquer the drift scene.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (129) - 55% of the 129 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (2,619) - 48% of the 2,619 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 11, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This is a huge and ambitious project for a really tiny studio. We want to take our time and make sure we've done everything right and shaped in just the way it needs to be. Join us on this ride and help to build the world of High Octane Drift.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It's kind of difficult for us to plan estimated time of arrival, no luck with timing anyway. Cool scientific formulas say it's going to be no more than eight months. Maybe ten.”

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

“We would like to make a good looking, easy scaling game about competitive drifting racing and car-loving community. For that, we need to test and polish lots of features and produce some content for that features before going full. You know, like online Drifting Series, based on eSports with rich stats feature (all of it deserves a chapter); teams, filled with reasonable meaning; more sensible modding tools and pipelines. To end it and show off our ambitions I say we want to research the possibilities to extend our "meetup scene" to something more open-world-ish. Not NMS ambitious.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It's totally playable. You can drift with others, buy cars, trade em, tune them with more than 1500+ aftermarket parts, make your own liveries, participate in certain events and some other things. General updates, like drifting series and teams already giving roots and waited to be tested.”

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

“Micro-transaction prices shouldn't change drastically.”

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

“Actually, it was the community of VK.com players, which helped us to shape the future of the game. We are heavily relying on a community and would like to make the most of Steam Workshop tools.
We've already implemented the ability to preview and upload car models to Steam Workshop (will open this feature in no time after Early Access release). We would like some gearheads to tune new cars, so we're going to produce tools for that. Also, we're researching a pipeline for those, who would like to submit new tracks to us.”
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May 2

Brief announcement

Hey, driftheads!

We're alive and rocking. Here is a short video we've put up together of a long beach drift course for our upcoming Drifting Series update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPNXShMLVrE

We've almost finished updating models of our current cars. Along with a pack of new ones. And some kickass bodykits. And we're gonna get new additional features to customize your look and car dynamics. It's pretty awesome.
Next thing for modeling will be a couple of new garages and car interiors.

We've spent some time with controllers lately. More love for gamepads and steering wheels, yeah! Totally reworked input system which allows us to get different input axis and buttons values from almost any kind of input device. Force feedback is also refactored and became universal for all steering wheels* (using microsoft xinput, so whatever supports it), but needs to be polished a bit to have different kinds of additional steering wheel effects.

Car settings and parts are being transferred to physics update which will be launched for open tests rather soon.

After that, we'll make some additional internal testings for champs and will open it for a public test. Teams are next.

Right now, going to try to add some mods and editors for steam announcements to keep you updated on a regular basis. And to shed some more light on what the heck is it taking so long.

As always we are really grateful for your support, we couldn't be here without you. Keep it up and let's roll!

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April 5

European server 2HR technical break

Hey, what's up, driftheads?

First of all, we need to do some techincal stuff on european server for next couple of hours. It will be down from 06:00 GMT till ~ 08:00 GMT, if I read it correctly.

Next thing. We're alive and working non-stop on a new update with new physics, improved graphics, better optimization and new content. It's almost a brand new game :D. Sorry for keeping low profile, just too many things to carry on. We're hoping to improve it with making new admins from player base, which will update you on current state of development. I will make a new post with details on stuff we're working on with some gifs and images and blackjack and stuff.

Did you know you can already check first public beta of new client? You need to switch to beta in game preferences via steam: RIght mouse button on High Octane Drift in Steam Game Library -> Preferences -> Betas -> choose "test". It's a bit rough on a controllers, but we've already fixed it in internal beta builds. Soon we will release a series of betas, where we will update car or pack of cars with new models and new set up for updated physics.

Thanks again for all your support and comments. It's gonna be huge! :D
- Iliya
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About This Game

High Octane Drift is a realistic 3d racing game about drifting motorsport, filled with full-throttle fun and a healthy competitive spirit. You start as a rookie in a live drifting community, earning reputation and cash to build your unique drifting car, gather your crew and win top class High Octane drifting series.
  • Realtime multiplayer up to 32 players;
  • Evergrowing collection of cars with changeable aerodynamic elements;
  • 1500+ performance parts for 20+ swappable engines;
  • Customizable suspension, gear ratios and wheel lock angles for fine tuning;
  • Create and upload your very own car liveries for everybody to see;
  • Build rare parts in a workshop for ultimate performance;
  • Team up to beat other crews;
  • Participate in different events and championships to get exclusive prizes and fame;

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo [3.0GHz] or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ [3.2GHz]
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 [512 MB] or ATI Radeon HD 5670 [512 MB]
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 [3.20GHz] or AMD FX-6300 [3.5Ghz]
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [2 GB] or AMD Radeon HD 7870 [2 GB]
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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