|Digital Release:||PlayStation 3
September 6, 2011 (EU, US)
September 7, 2011 (EU, US)
November 21, 2011
|Delisting:||October 5, 2015 - Xbox 360
(Available For: 4y 1m)
|Publisher:||Bandai NAMCO (Xbox 360)
Kalypso Media Digital (Steam)
Digital Reality (PlayStation 3)
|Available On:||PlayStation 3 (AU, EU, FR, GR, US)
On October 6th, 2015 Twitter user lifelower tweeted that several Digital Reality releases (SkyDrift, Dead Block, Bang Bang Racing) had been delisted on Xbox 360. This aligns with the end of licensing terms between Digital Reality and Xbox co-publisher, Bandai NAMCO. As of December 2015 SkyDrift was also unavailable on PlayStation 3.
Digital Reality was shut down in September 2013; their homepage is currently unavailable and their Facebook page remains untouched since 2013. On February 2, 2016, Nordic Games announced they had acquired several Digital Reality properties through their subsidiary Nordic Games Licensing AB. SkyDrift has since reappeared on PlayStation 3 across US and European territories with the publisher listed as Digital Reality Publishing. On Steam it remains published by Kalypso Media Digital.
It appears neither Nordic Games nor Bandai NAMCO has sought to renew the Digital Reality Xbox Live Arcade titles after Nordic Games’ acquisition.
About the Game
“Get closer than ever before to the world of adrenaline pumping sky-racing where flyboys can test and master their flying and combat skills against the deadliest opponents! Admire amazingly detailed terrains. Unlock state-of-the-art planes and personalize them with unique racing skins. Be the first on the single and multiplayer challenges, where possibilities are limited only by your own imagination. The goal is simple: If you can’t overtake them, shoot them down!“
Eight Modern Planes to Fly: Choose from eight modern, state-of-the art airplanes turned into killing machines, each with four different skins for a total of 32 unique racing skins.
Six Power-ups! Capture up to two different powers in your plane’s arsenal, then collect upgrades to increase the strength of those existing powers. Strategy becomes key as you must choose which powers to keep, which ones to upgrade and which ones to convert into Boost energy
Stunning Visuals: Race through scenic venues like the Grand Canyon, Alaskan Terrain and Hawaiian Islands, created with beautiful, vibrant colors.
8-person Multiplayer: Take your friends down online in this fast and furious battle.
Three Unique Game Modes: Power Race Mode is high-speed racing paired with power-ups; Speed Race Mode where players navigate the course through ring targets that accelerates plane speed and Survival Mode where pilots race against the countdown clock and each other.