The race is almost on with Disney Speedstorm, as now we have the game heading to us all in an Early Access form. An Early Access that we are not going to have to wait long from Gameloft to get. If you are willing to hold out only a few more weeks, you will be able to experience some of what Disney Speedstorm has to offer on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC this April 18th. As I said, only a few more weeks but you will be able to throw down that early cash now if you want to get in on any of the various "Founder's Editions" for the game. This is how you will be able to access those various Early Access bits out there after all.
If you are looking to go all-in on Disney Speedstorm along with the Early Access, it looks as if we will have three different options to pick up along the way. All with the tiered out in-game currency bonuses and cosmetics, but the bigger draw is that we will have access to more racers with the more paid out. The Standard gives us just Mickey, Donald, and a racer of our choosing. The Deluxe offers the same but adds Mulan into the mix. Finally, the Ultimate gives us all of those racers but also adds Hercules and Jack Sparrow into the mix. This does mean that everyone in the Early Access for Disney Speedstorm will have some extra variation given that they will be able to select their bonus character instead of being forced with one. An interesting way to go and it looks like it will be fully worth it all in the end.
Disney Speedstorm — Early Access Release Date
Gameloft announced that Disney Speedstorm, the upcoming cross-platform arcade combat racing experience developed by Gameloft Barcelona, races into Early Access via Founder’s Pack purchase on April 18 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Pre-orders for Disney Speedstorm Founder’s Packs are available now on the Nintendo eShop, Microsoft Store, and Epic Games Store worldwide, and starting March 20 on PlayStation Store. In addition to Early Access to Disney Speedstorm on April 18, players that pre-order a Founder’s Pack will also receive exclusive rewards for everyone’s favorite feathered racer, Donald Duck - the Toontech Early Bird kart livery and Early Bird racing suit. Steam users can Wishlist the game beginning today and purchase any of the Founder’s Pack starting on April 18 to receive the Donald Duck cosmetics as a First Week Bonus.
Founder’s Packs – available in Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Tiers – grant players early access to Disney Speedstorm along with opportunities to unlock and race with some characters in local races from the moment they first log in. Racers that have been unlocked via a Founder’s Pack can also be upgraded through the use of several items included in each pack, for local and online play.
During its Early Access phase, Disney Speedstorm will offer both single-player and multiplayer local and online modes, leaderboards, an in-game shop, and much more. In single-player mode, players will be guided through the Season Tour narrative which also serves as a jumping-off point to progress through each Season’s story. Each season offers new Disney and Pixar characters, karts, tracks, and more through local and online gameplay, giving racers plenty to be excited for in the coming months. More competitive players can jump into Disney Speedstorm’s multiplayer modes, which include Local Freeplay, Private Track, Ranked Multiplayer with leaderboards, and Regulated Multiplayer - a race mode that allows players to race head-to-head on an even playing field.
Players who purchase a Disney Speedstorm Founder’s Pack will gain access to the base game, in addition to the following:
Standard Founder’s Pack:
Deluxe Founder’s Pack:
Ultimate Founder’s Pack:
Are you going to take place in the Early Access here or will you be letting this Disney title hash out any issues before buying in? Will there be more characters added to the Early Access or will the others be held off until the full launch of the game? Do you like getting to choose your bonus character for the "pre-order" or would you rather just be assigned one and call it a day? Race down to the comment section to let us all know what you are thinking and then feel free to discuss it all until the game fully launches. We will be covering more for Disney Speedstorm as it all progresses, so please keep checking back on the site for all of those updates and more.