Distance launches for PlayStation platforms this month


Refract Studios has announced a release date for the PlayStation ports of Distance, their arcade racing platforming game.

Distance will launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via the PlayStation Store on July 19th. The PS4 port was announced back in 2014 and the PS VR port was announced in 2015 – a VR version was not mentioned in the news today.

The racing game was originally released in early access for PC (via Steam) back in 2014 and hit full release in 2018.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:

Distance is not just a race; it’s a journey – one filled with perilous speeds, gravity-defying stunts, and the relentless pursuit of the unknown.

Melding the intensity of arcade racing with the agility of parkour, Distance catapults you into a neon-soaked world shrouded in mystery. Adapt quickly using your car’s abilities to jump, flip, and fly to overcome deadly hazards and survive.

Distance is a spiritual successor to the award-winning ‘Nitronic Rush’ created at DigiPen Institute of Technology. It was widely praised for its innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere.


  • THRILLING CAMPAIGN – Dive into an immersive single-player adventure that takes you into the heart of darkness. Pursue an enigmatic threat and uncover the secrets of the city.
  • ARCADE FRENZY – Earn medals to unlock over 150 tracks in modes like Sprint, Challenge, and Stunt. Race ghosts to take on the leaderboards’ best.
  • COUCH MULTIPLAYER – Challenge up to 4 opponents in high-stakes split-screen races, or try unique arena-based modes like Reverse Tag and Stunt.
  • ENDLESS TRACKS – With Trackmogrify, enjoy never-ending challenges with randomly generated tracks.
  • ELECTRIFYING SOUNDTRACK – Get your pulse racing with an original soundtrack that perfectly complements the game’s atmospheric vibe.




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