Pilot Sports, a multiplayer arcade flight game, will launch on October 4th for PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. In development by Z-Software, Pilot Sports “offers a fast-paced and fun flight experience across picturesque levels with different modes, a variety of courses, aircraft, challenges, and collectibles.”
The game features 8 different characters across over 50 tracks, with multiple environments as a backing. To complete each course, players must achieve both the fastest time and the best score. Challenges, collectibles, and a free-roam mode provide some extra fun as well. Up to four players can participate via split-screen too.
Players can use jetpacks, airplanes, parachutes, or hang gliders to explore the world. Each of the four has their own stats and feel. I imagine the game will take advantage of the gyroscopic controls on the DualShock 4 and the Joy-Cons as well.
The announcement trailer shows players skydiving through rings, directing parachutes into targets, and flying airplanes to checkpoints. Events seem similar to those in Wii Sports Resort, though without as much variety:
Euro Video and Wild River will publish Pilot Sports. The status of other platforms is unknown at this time.
Pilot Sports looks to be a fun callback to the retro era with simple but entertaining gameplay mechanics. It’s not going to run your machine hot, but the exotic island could be a nice escape for an afternoon. That’s not to mention the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons which make it easy for a friend to jump in.
At first glance, it seems that the completionist in me would obsess over finding the collectibles and beating every score. As long as the controls are smooth, that shouldn’t be a challenge. The game may have gotten some extra polish as well, as it was meant to release in September, according to the trailer.
Will you be picking up Pilot Sports to play with some friends? Let us know which system in the comments below!