If you’ve been searching for a Mario Kart alternative on PlayStation, and KartRider: Drift isn’t really scratching your itch, then Disney Speedstorm could be the answer. Currently announced for “PC and consoles”, with Nintendo Switch being the only confirmed device, this is a “hero-based battle racing game” with characters like Jack Sparrow, Mickey Mouse, and Mulan.
It’s being developed by Gameloft, who you may be familiar with on smartphones. The team has a history with racing games like Asphalt 9: Legends, and while that title has yet to release on either the PS5 or PS4, we’re assuming this one will drift-boost its way to Sony’s devices. We’ll check with the developer to find out for sure.
In terms of gameplay, though, this is pretty much exactly what you’d expect it to be. Each character has different statistics, so some are fast and others are strong. It’s a free-to-play title, so expect to be paying to play as some Disney and Pixar icons, and there’s mention of Battle Passes and seasonal updates in the press materials, so all the usual live service hooks will be present.
There is a distinct lack of arcade racers on PlayStation platforms these days, though, so hopefully this one makes the boost jump to Sony’s box.