GlobalVR’s NASCAR Team Racing title is scheduled to have it’s online features activated today, allowing you access to new tracks as well as the ability to race against people in other connected arcades. As this feature wasn’t available at the shows I can’t say what it’s like but I certainly would like to test it out. Since we haven’t seen online play with this level of interactivity in US arcades for a while now (i.e. where you play an active game against someone else as opposed to posting scores), it’s a notable development. A few other companies currently have plans to put their racing games online as well (Taito’s Top Speed and UNIS’s Crazy Speed) but I do have a hope that we will see games that aren’t racers receive a similar treatment down the road. We could, if rumors about GlobalVR next taking Blazing Angels online hold out to be true. You can visit the official page for NASCAR here.
What are your thoughts on the online arcade gaming scene?