Italian indie developer Playstos Entertainment details its upcoming photorealistic racer Real World Racing in the preview trailer above.

Taking place from a top-down perspective, Real World Racing uses photographs of actual locations as the basis of its 50 included racetracks. The full version, to be released in the first quarter of next year, will include 80 different vehicles, and will feature an online multiplayer mode that supports up to 16 players.

"RWR is kind of an oddball: we're striving to be on the simulative side of the racing genre while using a top-down perspective," Playstos designer Giorgio Ciapponi notes. "Add high quality aerial maps to the mix, enhanced with handcrafted 3D terrain and objects, and we like to think we have in our hands something quite unique."

Playstos has also set up a Steam Greenlight page for Real World Racing.