Over the past weekend, a new "Miami Street" racing game was spotted in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, catching the attention of many in the tech world. Though the game is not officially available for download in the US, it may very well be the first "Surface Phone" game to be hitting the masses (via Windows Central.)
The game is reportedly meant for "all" Windows 10 devices and was developed as part of a partnership between Electric Square and Microsoft Studios. Only a PC version is currently available, but Windows Central reports that the app package metadata also contains references to Andromeda OS, thought to be the operating system of an unreleased "Andromeda" device, otherwise known by tech pundits and enthusiasts as the "Surface Phone." The following game description was also spotted online, hinting that this is a still in a development project.
We proudly announce Miami Street, a project that Electric Square has been working on with our partners at Microsoft Studios. Developed to be played on any Windows 10 PC device, Miami Street is a new kind of racing game, built for a broad audience who love easy to pick-up-and-play experiences. As we continue the development of Miami Street in the months ahead, we will begin releasing the game in limited regions for testing and player feedback. To learn more about Miami Street and to keep up to date with the latest news on the game, make sure to follow the Miami Street Facebook page.
There's not much to the game that would make it special for Andromeda OS but other features include one-on-one races, building a garage of cars, and entering an "Ever changing tournament." As you can see below, the game is still in development, hinting that there could be more to come.
Putting everything into perspective, this all questions if Surface Phone / Andromeda OS device is indeed only business oriented, as many have suggested. If we're getting a new specific game (like this one) for the device, it might as well be for consumers. More is likely to develop in the coming months, so best to keep tuned.
You can download this game right now by changing your region to The Netherlands. The game has apparently soft launched, but it's not available here in the US or in France without trying this trick. Did you try out this game or get it working on your device? Let us know in the comments below.