Auto Club Revolution

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Auto Club Revolution
Auto Club Revolution.png
Logo for Auto Club Revolution
Publisher(s) Eutechnyx
Platform(s) PC
Release April 2013
Genre(s) Auto racing, Racing

Auto Club Revolution was a free-to-play PC online simulation racing game. The game is published by Eutechnyx and was developed through the cooperation of motor brands such as BMW and Renault.[1] It was announced in early 2011 and officially launched at the end of April 2013.

In April 2012, Eutechnyx partnered with Stryking Entertainment GmbH to produce a localized version of the Auto Club Revolution website in Germany. The success of the launch was followed up with a further territory push in 2013 in a partnership deal with MegaFon and Vimpelcom bringing another localized version of the game’s website to Russian markets.[2][3] In November 2013 Eutechnyx announced a partnership with KongZhong to publish the game in China.[4]

Beta Testing[edit]

Closed Beta Testing[edit]

Eutechnyx launched a Closed Beta Test on July 25, 2011, the first phase of Beta testing. Through the program, selected applicants were able to try the upcoming racing game. Included was the Workshop, a car modification program where the players customize their cars in a web-based interface.[5]

Open Beta Testing[edit]

After months of work, the gaming company officially announced the Open Beta stage and rewarded Closed Beta testers with free items in their Open Beta accounts.

Open Beta, unlike Closed Beta, required no beta key to register an account. This opened testing up for global players. Launched in this program were the in-game currency E-Bucks, which can only be obtained through paying real-world money and are used along with credits to purchase items on the website such as unique cars, cosmetic upgrades and Credit Multipliers. Also new in Open Beta were a number of new racing elements including wet weather, AI racing and the team based racing tool Auto Clubs.[6]

ACR 2.0[edit]

On June 16, 2014, Auto Club Revolution went into a closed alpha state, requiring users to sign up for the "ACR 2.0".[7]

Gameplay[edit]

Features[edit]

Auto Club Revolution consists of a variety of racetracks. Tracks include Daytona International Speedway, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and fantasy racetracks.[8][9][10]

The game includes a variety of cars, ranging from common vehicles like the Ford Focus ST and Opel Corsa OPC to supercars such as the Ford GT.[11]

Online Community[edit]

The game features a community set up like a social network, where players can interact with other players, moderators and game masters, and personalize their profiles in unique ways, including sharing information from their favorite cars to their favorite driving music.[12] Players can join Auto Clubs which act as clans, or guilds, whereby players can join likeminded, or equally skilled drivers to complete challenges together and receive team rewards.[13] Also featured in the community atmosphere is a “Beat the Devs” contest, where players can race those who are developing the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BMW cooperates with Eutechnyx on Auto Club Revolution online racing game Archived July 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. BMW AG. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  2. ^ MegaFon, Vimpelcom present Auto Club Revolution. Telecom.paper BV. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ Auto Club Revolution got a publisher in Russia and CIS countries and a partnership with the "MegaFon" and "VimpelCom". MEGALABS. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  4. ^ KongZhong Partners With Eutechnyx. Market Watch. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 15th Sep 2014.
  5. ^ Press Release: Closed Beta Announcement and Workshop Details Archived January 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Eutechnyx Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  6. ^ Auto Club Revolution Roars Into Open Beta. Eutechnyx Limited. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  7. ^ [url=https://twitter.com/AutoClubRev/status/477465229165854720 "ACR is about to undergo a transformation" ]Eutechnyx Limited. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  8. ^ New tracks and car launched Archived September 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Eutechnyx Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  9. ^ Gentlemen, start your engines - Daytona and Chevrolet, two of the great names in US racing are coming to Auto Club Revolution. UBM Tech. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  10. ^ Auto Club Revolution adds 'Kolmården Test Circuit' and top tier motor. UBM Tech. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  11. ^ 14 New Cars and 3 New Tracks Added to Closed Beta Archived March 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Eutechnyx Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  12. ^ Auto Club Revolution enhances player profiles Archived March 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Eutechnyx Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  13. ^ Auto Clubs are here Archived May 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. Eutechnyx Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

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