Launch Primer: Split/Second


Posted May 17, 2010 - By G4Sterling

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Ever find yourself in a situation where all of your friends are talking about the latest and greatest game, and you can't contribute to the conversation because you haven't been paying attention? Solve that problem with our Launch Primers: everything you need to know (except the spoilers) about a game that's about to be released.

Split/Second Release Date And New Name Revealed

Xbox 360, PS3, PC
MSRP: $59.99
ESRB Rating: E10+

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What kind of game is it?

Split/Second is an action racing game that can be compared to the Burnout series (especially Burnout Revenge), although the emphasis on taking down competitors is based less on physically ramming them into a guardrail and more on using the environment and its many hazards to stop them.

It also features modes like Survival, in which you must gently steer your vehicle around a speeding 18-wheeler that spills explosive barrels out of its truck bed, and Elimination, in which you must race against the clock and your position to prevent yourself from an combustible conclusion.

Who's the Developer?

Brighton, England-based Black Rock Studio, the developers behind Disney’s last hit racer, the surprise sleeper PURE.

What's the story?

There’s not too much plot, but the idea is that Split/Second is a reality show in which competitors go head to head on a giant TV set filled with dangerous pitfalls that are set to blow at the will of any given driver.


Split/Second features online race modes for up to eight players. You’ll be able to participate in the same events you can play in single-player over Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

What'd we say?

Check back later today for our review!

See it in action:

Split/Second Demo Direct-Feed Gameplay »



Launch Primer: Split/Second


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