Coast dare­devil lives out gamer’s dream

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS -

A SUN­SHINE Coast dare­devil has lived the video game fan’s ul­ti­mate dream, tak­ing flight in one of the most recog­nis­able ve­hi­cles in gam­ing cir­cles.

Ni­tro Cir­cus scooter ex­traor­di­naire and Ryan “R Willy” Wil­liams, who grew up on the Sun­shine Coast, was one of the ath­letes to take a ride on the “Spar­row” craft as part of a pro­mo­tion for the re­cently re­leased Des­tiny 2 game.

The Spar­row is the pri­mary ter­res­trial ve­hi­cle of the Des­tiny se­ries, al­low­ing play­ers to cover vast dis­tances in the game’s land­scapes.

The real-life Spar­rows were built from con­verted Je­to­va­tor tech­nol­ogy, and de­vel­op­ers needed two months of re­search and de­vel­op­ment, build­ing and test­ing to re­fine the ve­hi­cles, which have a top speed of 40kmh on wa­ter and can fly up to 6m high.

The stunt­men took to the Shasta Lake in Cal­i­for­nia for the joyride.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WILD RIDE: The Sun­shine Coast's Ryan Wil­liams and other stunt­men took the Spar­row ve­hi­cles for a spin.

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