There is something brilliant about racing cars and then there is the excitement of racing games, such as Reckless Racing 2. However, how about a racing game that uses real cars, how cool would that be? Well you can find out for yourself because the gang behind the games developer Pixelbite, Dr James Brighton, an engineer and the gamer Hunter Skipworth were actually all lucky enough to race a couple of hacked MGF’s around a dirt track, just like in Reckless Racing 2.
It all took place at the abandoned Bentwaters air base, Suffolk, which by the way, is about four miles away from where I live and I didn’t even get an invite! Anyway, this is one of the coolest mash ups between cars and games for long time.
These are the details on the game and why using real cars is so cool;
Pixelbite’s Reckless Racing 2 is a top-down racer featuring skids, power slides, crashes and retro-inspired mayhem. Xperia Studio joined forces with the Pixelbite team and car-hacker/engineer Dr. James Brighton to recreate the game in real life — controlling two MGF sports cars entirely remotely with the Xperia Play and Xperia S. The result was mobile-controlled dirt track racing on a scale never before seen.
Source [Xperia Studio]