Racers coming with a blast of Voltage
Edge Games have just announced that the PC release of their up and coming racing title is due for release in September 2009, with console version to follow.
Now with everything Edge Games say, we always find that we have to look a bit deeper.
Looking on the Edge Racers website it shows the trailer for the game, including gameplay, graphics, music… All the bells and whistles you’d expect to come as well as the Edge banner.
Fine you might say, looks good (you probably won’t say), so where’s the dirt?
Notice any similarities? Or perhaps an easier question: spot the difference?
It looks like the Edge Games logo has been plastered over the top of the old Lexicon Entertainment logo.
Checking the screenshots on the Edge Racers site confirms what the trailer spells out so boldly. Edge Racers is in fact the old and unreleased PS3 title Voltage from Lexicon Entertainment.
Sadly it doesn’t look like Lexicon exist any more. Their website is now a holding space for some domain squatter, so as to what happened with Voltage is not known.
Obviously we’d love to know more about this whole subject as there’s clearly some thick cloud between the events of 2008 when Voltage let off its final spark till now.
UPDATE: Voltage was released 26/11/08 by Akella
Released on PC and available for purchase Here only 400 rubles too! Bargain.
Why Racers? Why are Edge Games telling us that this is the game that’s going to be launched soon? Well we know that their recent (read almost 20 year) back catalog has been as dry as nun’s lady parts in the Arizona desert, so making a change to that and releasing something will actually be a sign to show that they’re finally using this famous Trademark. But that can’t be the only reason as they’ve certainly found other ways of making it through the past near two decades without releasing anything, so why claim this game and why now?
Could it be another retro fitting evidence case against another iPhone game Killer Edge Racing (Now known as Killer Edge)?
Well that certainly sounds more like it, an attempt to create market confusion by announcing a game with a similar name to a released title in order to charge up some legal C&D muscle.
As always it’s clear there’s more to this than what can first be seen, we’ll continue out efforts to dig up the truth and post them here for all to see.
Added Edgeracers piece
Added PC release info