Wreckfest Announced for Console Release

For as many moves as THQ Nordic has been making recently in the vein of remasters and spinoffs alike, they have shown no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Wreckfest is bringing its sense of vehicular cacophony to PS4 and Xbox One on August 27th, two years removed from the last entry in the franchise of its spiritual predecessor FlatOut. Wreckfest‘s PC release was met with a much more positive reception than FlatOut 4: Total Insanity. You can perhaps chalk that up to the developers of the original Flatout being on hand for another round of digital demolition. There are few alternatives that can offer vehicular combat with the same visual clarity and visceral satisfaction as Wreckfest.

Upon release, the game will be $40 for each respective console with the amount of imminently replayable content making the budget price an outright steal. THQ Nordic has also announced a reportedly extensive free update on PC to coincide with the console release of Wreckfest, along with a preorder bonus for console versions. For those with a strong enough rig, the game is currently 50% off on Steam until July 9th (reduced to a $22.49 price tag). Wreckfest is already hosting an active online community and with the incoming ports, activity should only rise exponentially.

Wreckfest has come a long way from its failed Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and is for the moment the most acclaimed destruction derby racer in years. The damage on display in trailers and screenshots ought to sell you alone and THQ Nordic’s pushes to distribute the game to additional consoles should make Wreckfest a force to be reckoned with in the coming months. Personally speaking, this all reads like the perfect excuse to write up a throwback review for FlatOut‘s first two entries (as well as Flatout 3 if masochism is the flavor of the day) and the easiest way yet for me to dive into Wreckfest dashboard first.


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