Sega wasn’t kidding around when they said Outrun Online Arcade would be ready in “early 2009”. By “early 2009” Sega meant January 2009. A promotional poster from last week’s Asia Game Show leaked the release window.
Outrun Online Arcade was on display there and I got a brief look at the PlayStation 3 version. Visually Outrun Online Arcade looks up to par. Races felt fast, but I only got to check out the single player mode. Obviously with a game named Outrun Online Arcade you want to play it online to see how the game handles lag. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until January to find out how it does.
Update: Here’s a close up of my blurry photo. You can see the “1” in stereoscopic vision!
Images courtesy of Sega. Photo Spencer/Siliconera.