Thanks to Reverb Games for securing an interview with the talented devs behind the rambunctious racer Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad. I”d also like extend my appreciation to 2XL Games for taking the time to answer these questions.
Today we are speaking with Robb Rinard who is the Creative Director at 2XL Games
- Will there be any future DLC, possibly new tracks or vehicles?
Yes, in a few weeks there is new track content coming on-line! It’s a very technical track that really pushes the driving model.
2. What led to 2XL Games choosing Jeremy McGrath as the face for this release?
We’ve had a close relationship with Jeremy for years, going back to the days of Microsoft Motocross Madness series. Since his transition from bike to trucks, he was a natural choice for us to continue working with.
3. We are huge fans of rally racing and were ecstatic upon first news of Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad. This sport doesn’t get near enough attention within the video game scene in our opinion. Do you have any plans for a sequel?
We have lots of idea for where to take the game creatively. As a digitial download title, we got to start from the ground up and build a new game. So there is certainly plenty of room for growth in the space.
4. How much direction and involvement did Jeremy McGrath have in the development process?
As you Jeremy is a really busy guy…always on the go. But he comes to Arizona quite often to test the latest setup on his truck. We get together as often as we can to spend time turning laps together and dialing in the driving model.
5. Who else gave you inspiration and helped in the creation of Jeremy McGrath Offroad?
The experience of making Baja: Edge of Control a few years ago was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The Baja community is a pretty amazing group of people. And most folks have no idea what goes into running a Trophy Truck in the 1000. It takes a team of like 50, multiple semi-trucks loaded with pre runners and race trucks, chase trucks, mechanics, helicopters and pilots. The logistics of it are crazy. I got to tag along on a bunch of Baja 1000 events from 2005-2008. It was insanely fun.
6. Any chance gamers will see this in the future on the portable Sony Vita?
That’s a good question. I know the Sony guys would love to see that. Could be an interesting platform.