Sci-fi car RPG RESISTOR reveals first look at gameplay


Publisher PQube and developer Long Way Home have shared the first look at gameplay in RESISTOR, their new sci-fi racing RPG.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus the first gameplay:

In the year 2060 the world’s governments have long since destroyed one another and in their place stand self-contained city states presided over by a league of powerful corporations. Within the walls of these dense urban metropolises, citizens enjoy a life of comfort and excess, far removed from the harsh realities of the scattered communities that scrape a living in the endless desert wastes of the outside world.

To remain “competitive but friendly”, the corporations take turns hosting an annual racing tournament for the masses setting the finest teams, and bravest challengers, against one another in a series of exhilarating, high-speed death races. The ultimate prize? A one-way ticket to permanent citizenship, and a better life, inside the cities.

For Aster, this year’s event, sponsored by Dekker Industries, represents an opportunity to secure the vital healthcare needed to save their ailing mother. But is life beneath the glossy veneer of Ethan Dekker’s corporate utopia truly as idyllic as it seems?

A battle for the podium soon becomes a war to smash the system! Gather your teammates, fire up your plasma-engines, and above all, RESIST.


  • A Vividly Imagined Open World – Hit the road and traverse sun-scorched desert wastes in your vehicle or disembark to explore dusty outposts and urban sprawls.
  • Race in High-Octane Tournaments – Compete with your teammates in high-stakes contests featuring explosive vehicular combat and gravity-defying stunts.
  • Experience an Expansive Story – Accept missions from a huge cast of characters to boost your reputation, unlock additional story arcs, and multiple endings.
  • Take Down Challenging Bosses – Go head-to-head with your biggest rivals in winner-takes-all showdowns to unlock new car abilities.
  • Expand Your Territory – Capitalise on your growing reputation to improve your base and develop areas of the map under your influence to reach new locations.
  • Lead the Ultimate Racing Team – Recruit teammates and manage relationships within your fledgling crew. Develop affinity and unlock bonuses to aid you in your races.
  • Extensive Customization – Collect outfits, vehicle parts, music themes, and more! Visit your garage to customise almost every aspect of your driver and ride.

RESISTOR is in development for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 5. A release date hasn’t been confirmed.

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