Publisher THQ Nordic and developer Climax Studios announced DCL: The Game for consoles and PC during the Gamescom 2019 Opening Night Live show. It will launch in winter 2019 / 2020 for PC and consoles (” all current consoles except handheld systems”). It will cost $29.99 / €29.99 / £29.99 on PC and $39.99 / €39.99 / £39.99 on consoles.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Download DCL: The Game and fly on the world’s most spectacular Drone Racing tracks. DCL: The Game is the official video game of Drone Champions League—the world’s leading Drone Racing series. We are developing the full version and looking forward to its 2019 release date.
What Pilots Say
Angelo Felchle: “The DCL Game is perfect to practice the hardest and most spectacular tracks in the world. I’m playing a lot if I don’t have the time to go outside and fly to stay in shape and get stick-time.”
Alex Campbell:”It feels like flying a real drone.”
Andrzej Krasny: “This is by far the best Drone Simulator on the market. It enables pilots to race on authentic DCL tracks in epic locations. I can’t wait to race against my best friends online.”
Fly Around the World
Fly through over 30 spectacular tracks and compete online against other pilots from all over the world!
Discover real drone racing tracks like the snow halfpipes of LAAX or the castle ruins of Reutte. Each location will present a new and unique challenge and will demand all your piloting skills!
Arcade or Simulation
DCL: The Game presents the perfect challenge for every experience level. You can have fun with the Arcade mode even if you have never seen a drone before. You can improve your skills as an amateur pilot or you can practice and compete as an experienced pilot. You will be able to fly in four flight modes:
- Arcade Mode: Perfect for beginners thanks to the automated altitude control and simplified controls.
- GPS Mode: Flies like your standard camera drone, with stabilization and altitude control.
- Angle Mode: Also known as Stabilized mode, available on most amateur racing drones.
- Acro Mode: This is how the real drone racing and freestyle pilots control their drones. You will have the complete control over the aircraft, in order to compete at the highest levels.
Fly Like a Pro
Control your drone with a keyboard, gamepad or—for the ultimate simulation—connect your transmitter and fly like a real drone pilot! Beginners can fly in Arcade or GPS mode and use keyboard or gamepad as their input method. For full immersion—and to achieve the fastest times—we recommend flying with a transmitter: we recommend this input method, especially if you want to qualify for the DCL Draft Selection, because it prepares you for flying with a real drone!
Complete with the Best Pilots Worldwide
Show us what you’ve got! Fly the fastest times and qualify for the DCL Draft Selection. The 200 best pilots worldwide will be invited to our Draft Selection Event in Cannes (France) and get the chance to be picked by one of the DCL Teams and compete in a real-world DCL season, the greatest Drone Racing League in the World!
Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.