THQ Nordic and Bugbear Games have announced that their smash hit PC game, Wreckfest, will be coming to Xbox One and PS4 on 27th August 2019. Console players have been waiting for Wreckfest to be released for a long time now – it was originally released on PC way back on the 14th June 2018! People who remember Bugbear’s series of rather entertaining and destructive Flatout games (Flatout 1, 2 & Ultimate Carnage) are very excited for the console release, as they have been treated to a wealth of PC gameplay on YouTube and other streaming platforms, and they now have their answer to when they will see Wreckfest on consoles.
When Wreckfest comes out on PS4 and Xbox One, there will be no need for PC players to worry, you will get all the day one content that the console players will have when it is released on the 27th of August. There will be two versions of Wreckfest; the standard edition, which will come with the game’s standard content, and the deluxe edition, which will include all the game’s standard content, plus all the DLC, one day of early access, and just to top it off, if you pre-order Wreckfest deluxe edition you will receive a pre-order bonus car with which to start off your Wreckfest career. They will cost £34.99 and £49.99, respectively.
The rather varied roster of vehicles Wreckfest has to offer is very impressive to say the least. As you would expect there is your usual selection of standard banger racing cars, such as saloons, hatchbacks, estates and a rather intimidating big beefy SUV. There is also your more, shall we say, unusual selection of funny and crazy vehicles for you to smash your competitors out of battle with. There are vehicles such as school buses, a three wheeled Reliant Robin replica called the supervan, a combine harvester for harvesting the metal of anything that happens to be in your path, motor homes for very destructive sideswipes, and even double decker cars for you to try and (not) roll over. Given that double decker cars require two people to drive, this could turn into either a riot or an argument as you fight over who does which function of the car. (Looks like the developers watched a lot of Top Gear whilst coming up with these! How long until we get the hovervan? -Ed)
In Wreckfest there are your typical adrenaline pumping, destruction filled races and demo derbies, as well as last man standing. There is also lawnmower racing which will be a total riot as you fight your way round the track desperately trying not to fall off or be pushed off of it by one of your competitors.
If you think that sounds like your type of game, well, you’re in for a treat. It just gets better and better. With a large variety of tracks that have additional layouts, including a fan favourite from the Flatout games, Crash Alley, you will have plenty of options to keep you busy! Better still, Crash Alley also has another more chaotic version called Bonebreaker Valley, which is three jumps that all converge onto one narrow straight at each side, resulting in one of two outcomes, either decimating or being decimated by your rivals as you head towards one another off of a jump.
You can also tune and customise your vehicles in many different ways, though I’m not going to get into that until I do a full review once I’ve thoroughly played through every game mode, as well as multiplayer. Watch this space! In summary, I would definitely recommend that you purchase Wreckfest, whether it is the standard or deluxe edition of the game, so that you can delve into the world of carnage that is Wreckfest on 27th August, or the 26th if you pre-order the deluxe edition.