‘Disney Speedstorm’ Video Game Leaving Early Access, Will Become Free to Play

Fans of the newest Disney racing game, “Disney Speedstorm,” will be glad to hear that the game will soon be leaving early access, and adopting a free to play monetization model.

Disney Speedstorm Announces Official 1.0 Launch Date

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Disney Speedstorm will officially release on September 28, 2023 on PC and consoles, closing out its time in early access.

With this launch, the racing game will become free to play, which will “allow for more players to share in a fully robust competitive and co-op racing experience,” according to a post on the official Disney Speedstorm Instagram.

As of now, the three different Founder’s Packs for the game remain available until the end of early access. These packs give players various bundled exclusive items, including racers, tokens, Golden Pass Credits, cosmetics, and more. Check out the full breakdown of Founder’s Packs, what they include, and prices are below:

Disney Speedstorm Founder’s Packs

Disney Speedstorm Standard Founder’s Bundle – $29.99, on sale for up to 20% off on select platforms

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  • Early Access to Disney Speedstorm
  • Racers unlocked: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck
  • Additional Racer unlock of player’s choice from Baloo, Belle, the Beast, Elizabeth Swann, Shang, or Mowgli
  • 4,000 Tokens (in-game currency that can be earned for free or by using real-world money)
  • 2 Golden Pass Credits
  • Exclusive Founding Member Racing Suit for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and the chosen racer
  • Exclusive Founding Member Kart livery for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and the chosen racer
  • Exclusive Founder’s Motto and Avatar

Disney Speedstorm Deluxe Founder’s Bundle – $49.99, on sale for up to 30% off on select platforms

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  • Early Access to Disney Speedstorm
  • Racers unlocked: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck
  • Additional Racer unlock of player’s choice from Baloo, Belle, the Beast, Elizabeth Swann, Shang, or Mowgli
  • 7,000 Tokens (in-game currency that can be earned for free or by using real-world money)
  • 2 Golden Pass Credits
  • Exclusive Founding Member Racing Suit for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Mulan, and the chosen racer
  • Exclusive Founding Member Kart livery for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Mulan, and the chosen racer
  • Exclusive Founder’s Motto and Avatar

Disney Speedstorm Ultimate Founder’s Bundle – $69.99, on sale for up to 25% off on select platforms

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  • Early Access to Disney Speedstorm
  • Racers unlocked: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Mulan, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Hercules
  • Additional Racer unlock of player’s choice from Baloo, Belle, the Beast, Elizabeth Swann, Shang, or Mowgli
  • 12,000 Tokens (in-game currency that can be earned for free or by using real-world money)
  • 3 Golden Pass Credits
  • Exclusive Founding Member Racing Suit for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Mulan, Captain Jack Sparrow, Hercules, and the chosen racer
  • Exclusive Founding Member Kart livery for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Mulan, Captain Jack Sparrow, Hercules, and the chosen racer
  • Exclusive Founder’s Motto and Avatar
  • Kart wheels and wings for Donald Duck’s Kart
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When a video game is in early access, it allows developers to release early builds of their games to players eager to try the title, and allow them to offer suggestions or feedback on the in-progress development. Early access titles are normally not released in a complete state, and can change further while in this development period. Sometimes, developers will even offer incentives in the form of cosmetic packs or items in exchange for players paying for early access.

Disney Speedstorm is the first of two Disney video game developed by Gameloft to end its early access period and adopt the free to play model; the second is Disney Dreamlight Valley, a farming and life simulation game in the style of ConcernedApe’s Stardew Valley and Nintendo’s Animal Crossing, featuring Disney characters. Disney Dreamlight Valley is expected to remain in early access until sometime later this year and will also be free to play once officially launched. You can learn more about the game on its official website.

Do you plan on purchasing one of the Disney Speedstorm Founder’s Packs before the early access period ends, or will you wait until the game is free to play to try it out? If you’ve been playing already, do you have a favorite racer? Let us know in the comments.

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